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Artist Website: www.bobgeldof.info
He had limited success as an actor, his most notable role being the lead in the 1982 film Pink Floyd The Wall, based on Pink Floyd's album The Wall.
By 1984, the Boomtown Rats' commercial career had declined sharply. In November, Geldof saw a BBC news report by Michael Buerk on the famine in Ethiopia, and vowed to use the situation to do something. He called on Midge Ure, from Ultravox, and together they co-wrote the song, "Do They Know It's Christmas?". Geldof put Band Aid together and the single was released just before Christmas 1984. The song raised many millions of pounds, and became the biggest-selling single in UK chart history (until 1997).
Geldof continued as a solo artist after the Boomtown Rats split up in 1986 releasing a number of solo albums including Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere (1986), Vegetarians Of Love (1990), The Happy Club (1993), Sex, Age & Death (2002). But he is most well known as the organizer of the high profile anti-poverty fund raising and awareness events Live Aid in 1985 and Live 8 in 2005.