Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof

Highest Rated: 82% Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

Lowest Rated: 70% Pink Floyd - The Wall (1982)

Birthday: Oct 5, 1951

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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.

Highest rated movies

Pink Floyd - The Wall

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Postcards From the 48 Percent Self - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranded: The Saints Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 20% Bad Girl George (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh My God? Unknown (Character) $38.2K 2009
82% 71% Sketches of Frank Gehry Self $437.5K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Gilmour in Concert Self - 2002
No Score Yet 58% Rat Music Supervisor $3.0K 2000
No Score Yet 74% Bernard and the Genie Self - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Policeman's Private Parts Self - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number One Harry "Flash" Gordon (Character) - 1984
70% 89% Pink Floyd - The Wall Pink (Character) - 1982

TV

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No Score Yet 66% Top Gear Guest 2011