Bob Geldof

Sir Bob Geldof at LodaStar Festival 2012
Bob Geldof performing at the LodeStar Festival

Amazing person

Known for performing in one of the biggest bands of the 70’s called The Boomtown Rats as their lead singer, Bob Geldof left a significant positive change in the world.

The famous rock icon was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1951 where he also attended the Black Rock College. Later he worked abroad in Canada as a pop journalist and when he returned home in 1975, he created the BoomTown Rats, an extremely successful pop-rock band that are known for some of their greatest hits like “I dont like mondays”.

Live Aid made him a legend

Bob Geldof might have started off as a musician but his interests soon took him to other directions, and he began to take part in politics, acting and humanitarian activism to name a few. He is perhaps best known for raising millions of dollars in charities for Africa.

Hurt by seeing millions of people suffer in Ethiopia on TV, Bob Geldof was inspired to create the Band Aid Trust in mid 80s, raising a total of almost 50 millions in his charity concerts while performing in London and Philadelphia. He continued to make efforts to help people in need such as the 2005 “Live 8”. Because of his continuous contributions to end world poverty, he was awarded the title of honorary knighthood back in 1986 by Queen Elizabeth.

 

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