HAPPY 70 To BOB GELDOF

5 October 2021

Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof was born in Dublin, Ireland on 5 October 1951.

Happy 70 to the man best known for being the driving force behind the gigantic
Live Aid concerts in 1985 (UK & USA) to raise funds for relief of the devastating
1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia.

Also many know him as the frontman of Irish rockers The Boomtown Rats , but
only for their blockbuster hit I Don’t Like Mondays. But the band scored their best
work with their first two albums, the self-titled debut LP (1977) and Tonic For The Troops (1978) when Geldof was a young ambitious loudmouth looking for number one.

Three great Bob moments…

– LOOKIN’ AFTER No 1 –
(Ace single from debut LP – 1977)

– THE GREAT SONG OF INDIFFERENCE –
(From his 2nd solo album – 1990)

– LIVE AID –
(Final all-together chant – 1985)

BOB GELDOF: History

(image on top: cover of his solo album ‘Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere’ – 1986)

One Festival Track A Day Turns Summer Into Holiday – U2 At LIVE AID 1985

Memorable festival flashes to heal this summer’s ‘no festivals’ pain…

12 July 2020

On 13th July 1985, 35 years ago, massive concert event LIVE AID was organized
by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for the immensely dramatic Ethiopian
famine
.

Announced as the ‘global jukebox’, the marathon was held simultaneously
at Wembley Stadium in London for 72,000 people, and at John F. Kennedy
Stadium
in Philadelphia with a crowd of 89,500. And an audience of 1.9 billion
TV viewers across 150 nations, that’s nearly 40% of the world population!

One of the most memorable performances was by U2.
The Irish rockers – read Bono – stunned Wembley and
the whole wide world with epic renditions of Sunday
Bloody Sunday
and Bad. Relive it here…

– BAD –

– SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY –

U2: Facebook