Bob Geldof, 1951 musician, singer, songwriter, actor. Lead singer of The Boomtown Rats... he co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas"... and in 1984 he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof currently serves as an adviser to the ONE Campaign, founded by fellow Irish humanitarian Bono. More

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The Boomtown Rats - Do The Rat [1978, Mercury 6173 675 │France] - 7"/45 vinyl record

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The Boomtown Rats, be still my beating heart. Still love & admire Bob Geldof.

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Getting wed in red: Paula Yates and Bob Geldof on the day of their marriage in 1986 with his Boomtown Rats bandmates and friends from the world of pop, including Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet. Back row (from left): Johnnie Fingers, Garry Roberts, Tony Hadley, John Taylor, Simon le Bon, Martin Kemp, George Michael, Gary Kemp, Simon Crowe, Steve Norman and the 15-year-old Aled Jones, who sang at the ceremony. Seated (from left): Midge Ure, John Keeble, Paula Yates, Bob Geldof and David Bowie

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THIS IS OUR MUSIC:The Boomtown Rats–“She’s So Modern” “She’s So Modern” is a single by The Boomtown Rats.It was the first song taken from the band’s second album “A Tonic for the Troops” whose title comes from a line in this song: “Charlie ain’t no Nazi, she just likes to wear her leather boots, ‘cos it’s exciting for the veterans and it’s a tonic for the troops”. While described as “harmlessly smirking bubblegum a la the Knack”, the single continued the Rats’ high energy post-punk/new wave

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