Bob Geldof

Singer Bob Geldof, KBE, was a founding member of the Irish New Wave/punk group the Boomtown Rats, but their string of hit singles was largely eclipsed by his work as a Nobel Prize-nominated political activist whose most ... Read more »
Born: 10/04/1951 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Actor (24)

Mauvaise Fille 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Top Gear 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oh My God? 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sketches of Frank Gehry 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2005 Brit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Doll 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mick Jagger: The Ultimate Performer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Diana & Me 1998 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Spice World 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sting 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The BRIT Awards '96 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Concert For Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Showtime Coast to Coast: The London Sessions 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 3rd Annual International Rock Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernard and the Genie 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Our Common Future 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Max Headroom Christmas Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Number One 1984 (Movie)

Harry "Flash" Gordon (Actor)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

Pink (Actor)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (11)

The Benchwarmers 2006 (Movie)

("Room 19(Sha La La La Lee)") (Song)

Rat 2001 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Rat 2001 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

("Happy Club") (Song Performer)

The Parent Trap 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

("This Is the World Calling") (Song Performer)

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

(additional vocalist) (Song Performer)

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball 1980 (Movie)

(Secret Police Choir Member) (Music)

Riding High 1979 (Movie)

("Keep It Up") (Song)

Biography

Singer Bob Geldof, KBE, was a founding member of the Irish New Wave/punk group the Boomtown Rats, but their string of hit singles was largely eclipsed by his work as a Nobel Prize-nominated political activist whose most notable contributions were serving as co-founder of the Band Aid charity, which recorded the 1984 single "Do They Know Its Christmas?" to benefit relief efforts in Ethiopia, and organizing the international Live Aid and Live 8 concert events. Geldof's tenure with the scabrous Rats, which scored two U.K. No. 1 hits with "Rat Trap" and the controversial "I Don't Like Mondays," seemed incongruent with his later philanthropic activities, but the same outspoken attitude he wielded in his band were also significant assets to his charity efforts. Geldof corralled some of the biggest stars in U.K. pop and rock to record "Christmas," which became one of the best-selling songs in music history, and later used its influence to bring together dozens of groups, both new and legendary, to perform at the historic Live Aid concert in 1985. His efforts to bring attention to famine relief in Africa resulted in a knighthood and increased awareness for international aid campaigns, which he continued to address throughout the next two decades through the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof also continued his music career during this period, releasing five solo albums between 1986 and 2011. Ultimately, political activism would define Bob Geldof's career and give him a place in the history books as rock's most ambitious and successful philanthropist.

Relationships

Paula Yates

Ex-Wife

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