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Bob Geldof

Singer
Male
Born Oct 5, 1951
Age 64
Hometown D%C3%BAn Laoghaire
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Nationality Irish
Hair Color Grey
Build Slim
Ethnicity White

Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, KBE, is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s alongside the punk rock movement. The band had hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays".… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1951 Birth Born on October 5, 1951.

TWENTIES

1975 23 Years Old Returning to Ireland in 1975, he became lead singer of the Boomtown Rats, a rock group closely linked with the punk movement. … Read More
1979 27 Years Old Geldof had written it in the aftermath of Brenda Ann Spencer's attempted massacre at an elementary school in San Diego, California in 1979. … Read More

THIRTIES

1983 31 Years Old Before they married, the couple had a daughter, Fifi Trixibelle Geldof, born 31 March 1983 (and while Geldof was still conducting an affair with the young Claire King). … Read More
1986 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Geldof left the Boomtown Rats in 1986, to launch a solo career and publish his autobiography, Is That It?, which was a UK best-seller. … Read More

FORTIES

1992 40 Years Old In 1992, he performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert with the surviving members of Queen at the old Wembley Stadium, singing a song he had co-written with Mercury, called "Too Late God".
1996 44 Years Old Geldof and Yates divorced in May 1996, and Yates moved in with Hutchence. … Read More
1998 46 Years Old Geldof has also worked as a DJ for XFM radio. In 1998, he erroneously announced Ian Dury's death from cancer, possibly due to hoax information from a listener who was disgruntled at the station's change of ownership. … Read More

FIFTIES

In 2002, he was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Britons in a poll conducted among the general public, despite the fact that he is Irish. … Read More
In January 2004, on a visit to friends in Africa, Geldof came to believe that more people were at risk of starvation there than had died in the famine of 1984/85 which had prompted Live Aid. … Read More
2005 53 Years Old 2005: received a Beacon Fellowship Prize for his leadership role in alleviating poverty, famine and genocide, especially in the Third World, and his advocacy for the rights of fathers. … Read More
2008 56 Years Old 2008: received the Nichols-Chancellor's Medal from Vanderbilt University for his humanitarian efforts, as well as an honorary degree in Music from the University of East London, serving on both occasions as the keynote speaker for the 2008 graduating class. … Read More
2010 58 Years Old …  However in November 2010 the BBC formally apologised to Geldof for misleading implications in its stories on the subject of Band Aid, saying it had 'no evidence' that Band Aid money specifically went to buy weapons.
2011 59 Years Old 2011: received an honorary doctorate of Philosophy from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, for his "decades of charity work for humanitarian causes". … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

During a special session at the XX International AIDS Conference, 2014, Geldof referred to sex workers as "hookers", for which he was subsequently criticised. … Read More
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