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Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof


The Rat And The Band Aid "Saint"

Report and Interview by Mick Brown, Sunday Times, December 1984

BOB GELDOF has been transformed from fading Boomtown Rat to charity superstar behind Christmas’s biggest pop hit, helping Ethiopian famine victims. Mick Brown reports. ...

Life After Live Aid? Keeping Pop's Conscience In Focus

Comment by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, July 1985

Can Live Aid really be more than a cosmetic exercise, a massive sop to the conscience of the West, or at best a temporary solution ...

Live Aid: Transmission Of Mercy

Comment by Don Watson, New Musical Express, July 1985

JUST ABOUT the time that the 70,000 in the centre of the mediarena were filing, as instructed, towards the exits, I was emerging from the ...

Bob Geldof: Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, November 1986

WELL, SAINT Bob, here we are again. Doubtless you're expecting a right royal slagging in these pages, but that's not what I want to do. ...

Bob Geldof: The Vegetarians Of Love

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, August 1990

WHAT A SUPERB surprise – Geldof in brilliant comeback shock! ...

Bob Geldof Shifts Gears, Returns To Irish Roots

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, September 1990

HE'S BEST KNOWN AS the driving force behind 1985's Live Aid project, and he still serves on the foundation's board of trustees. ...

Bob Geldof: Radio Argh! Argh!

Report by Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1999

In summer 1998, and to a chorus of indie-kid disapproval, Capital Radio took over London station XFM and, preposterously, put Bob Geldof in the drive-time ...

Live Aid: The View From The Pitch

Memoir by Pete Paphides, Observer, The, October 2004

Nothing was going to stop a schoolboy fan of the Boomtown Rats making it to Wembley on that fateful day. Peter Paphides recalls every high ...

Bob Geldof

Profile and Interview by Robert Sandall, GQ, October 2005

ON THE DAY that GQ meets up with Bob Geldof, the man looks as though he's just finished fighting off a gang of ineffectual stylists. ...

see also Boomtown Rats

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