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Bob Geldof - "Today gives Africa the opportunity of beginning to end poverty "

The band includes Bob Geldof, vocals,

Bob Geldof's most popular DVDs and CDs:
The Fine Art of Surfacing, Tonic For the Troops, The Best of the Boomtown Rats

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The Fine Art of Surfacing

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Bob Geldof at Live 8

Bob Geldof (born Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof) was born in Dublin, Ireland in October of 1954. Bob had a stint as a music journalist in Canada before coming to fame in the mid 1970�s as lead singer to the Irish group The Boomtown Rats. They actually played their first concert under the name The Nightlife Thugs before changing their name. (The band got their name from a gang in Woody Guthrie's novel titled 'Bound for Glory'.)

The "new wave/punk" band had a string of small time hits in the UK and broke through to international popularity in 1979 with the controversial single "I Don't Like Mondays."

The title of the song referred to a tragic event where 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer opened fire on children arriving at Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California. When asked what impelled her to do it, she replied ''I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day.''

In 1982 Bob Geldof appeared in Alan Parker's movie of Pink Floyd's titled The Wall. Although the movie was a resounding success for Pink Floyd, Bob Geldof�s career didn�t go too far.

In 1984 Bob Geldof turned activist. After viewing a horrific television broadcast by Michael Burke about the famine in Africa, Geldof organized 40 British pop musicians (including Sting, Bono and Bob Geldof) to record the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" under the name of Band Aid.

Geldof's goal was to raise money for victims of starvation in Africa. The song was a marvelous hit and led to the enormous twin charity concerts known as Live Aid, held in London and Philadelphia on 13 July 1985.

In 1986 Bob Geldof was given an honorary knighthood and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Now, thanks to the recent Live 8 events, Bob Geldof is quick becoming known again. 20 years after his initial Live Aid event Bob Geldof with the help of Midge Ure and Bono of U2 organized the most fantastic concert events in history. The goal of these events was to raise awareness for and pressure the G8 to make a positive decision in regards working with Africa.

The events were a resounding success. Over 3 billion people heard or saw the concerts that took place in London, Cornwall. South Africa, Versailles, Johannesburg, Berlin, Tokyo, Barrie, Russian Federation and a final concert event in Edinburgh.

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Bands that played Live 8 London

Mariah Carey
Ms. Dynamite
Bob Geldof
Peter Kay
The Killers
Elton John
Annie Lennox
Paul McCartney
Pink Floyd
Scissor Sisters
Snoop Dogg
Snow Patrol
Joss Stone
Velvet Revolver
Robbie Williams

More artists at these venues:

Live 8 Canada
Live 8 Eden Project
Live 8 France
Live 8 Germany
Live 8 Italy - Rome
Live 8 Japan - Tokyo
Live 8 Russia
Live 8 South Africa
Live 8 UK - London
Live 8 USA

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