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Bob Geldof

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Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof in October 2014
Bob Geldof in October 2014
Background information
Birth nameRobert Frederick Zenon Geldof
Born (1951-10-05) 5 October 1951 (age 72)
Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, activist, philanthropist, actor, Radio DJ
Years active1975–present

Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, KBE (/ˈɡɛldɒf/;[1] born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, and political activist. He was born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin. Geldof is a member of the band the Boomtown Rats. He also helped to organise the Live Aid and Live 8 events, and to form the Band Aid charity group. He also served as an actor for the Pink Floyd film The Wall, a musical about the album titled the same.

Geldof was married to Paula Yates from 1986 until they divorced in 1996. They had three daughters together, Fifi Trixibelle (born 1983), Peaches (1989-2014) and Little Pixie (born 1990). In 1996, Yates had a daughter called Tiger by her partner Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997. Yates died in 2000. Geldof adopted their daughter. He lives in Battersea, London with Tiger and his partner Jeanne Marine.

He has an honorary knighthood. Because he is not a British citizen, he may never be called "Sir." He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 and 2008.[2]

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  1. "Geldof". Collins English Dictionary.
  2. "Nominations for 2008 Nobels hits 197". Brisbane Times. 27 February 2008.

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