Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof was born on the 5th of October 1954 in County Dublin, Ireland.He led the Boomtown Rats, a new wave band of the 70s and 80s, and had a string of hits including 'I Don't Like Mondays'.In 1984 he organised 40 musicians (Sting, Bono, Paul McCartney etc) to record 'Do They Know It's Christmas' under the name Band Aid to raise money for victims of starvation in Africa.Mammoth twin charity concerts known as Live Aid followed in London and Philadelphia on 13th July 1985.Geldof married British TV presenter Paula Yates in 1986 and had three children with her- Fifi Trixibelle (b.1984), Peaches (b.1989) and Pixie (b.1990), separating in 1995 when she began a relationship with the Australian rock star Michael Hutchence.Bob Geldof is currently part of the Prime Minister's Commission on Africa.
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