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Bob Geldof

"Robert Frederick Xenon 'Bob' Geldof", KBE (born October 5 1954) is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist.


He was born in 1954. Please have a look at his autobiography if you need a source. I also wrote something on the talk page!!


He is sometimes called 'St Bob', as a result of his high profile charity work though he has also been accused of being self-serving and using charity to promote himself.,

Geldof was born Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof in DĂșn Laoghaire, County Dublin, to parents of Irish and Belgian extraction. He attended Blackrock College, near Dublin, a school whose staunch Catholic nationalist ethos he disliked. After work as a slaughterman, road navvy and pea canner, he started as a music journalist in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for the weekly publication ''Georgia Straight''. Upon returning to Ireland in 1975, he became the lead singer of the Irish band The Boomtown Rats, a rock group closely linked with the punk movement.

In 1978, The Boomtown Rats had their first No. 1 single in the UK with "Rat Trap", which ...

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