Bob Geldof


Bob Geldof Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Bob Geldof is currently working on a new album (March 2009).

    • 1 June 2007. Geldof does a Bono and edits German tabloid daily Bild as part of his campaign for raising awareness for poverty and Africa. He takes over for 1 day and draws in the voices of his counterparts and friends.

    • Geldof is soon to make another acting appearance. This time in a short film, written by a friend of his. It is about a Bob Geldof look alike and Bob plays the lookalike. He thinks it's a crazy idea, but obviously likes it too.

    • Bob Geldof's acting career isn't confined to films. He has appeared in some adverts, including milk, shaving cream and a Police Recruitment add.

    • Bob Geldof features on a new album from Jools Holland 'Moving out to the Country', doing 2 songs.

    • Extended family:

      Dad - Bob,
      Aunt - Fifi,
      Sisters - Lynn and Cleo,
      Girlfriend - Jeanne Marine,
      Daughters - Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches, Little Pixie and Tiger Lily (their names are quite a bit longer than that!)

    • Geldof once tried his hand at DJing, for a 2 week stint on a rock station. He was on drive time radio and wound up his listeners by making up the traffic reports for fun. Unfortunately he incorrectly reported on Ian Dury's death (Ian Dury was still alive) - not checking on his information.

    • Bob Geldof wrote his autobiography in the mid80s. It is so beautifully written that it has been used as a text book for Cambridge English Literature degree. Even though it is rather dated now, it is still worth a read.

    • Not just a singer, Geldof has proved himself as a very talented actor, playing lead parts in:

      The Wall
      Number One

    • Bob Geldof has been responsible for the following albums, all of excellent quality, along with his respective bands:

      The Boomtown Rats
      A Tonic For the Troops
      The Fine Art of Surfacing
      In The Long Grass
      V Deep
      Mondo Bongo

      Loud Mouth (best of)

      And post Rats:

      Deep In the Heart of Nowhere
      The Happy Club
      The Vegetarians of Love
      Sex Age and Death

      The Best of the Boomtown Rats
      Bob Geldof Anthology

    • The best place to discuss all things Geldof/Boomtown Rats and anything related or unrelated is here:

    • Bob Geldof is still touring the UK and other parts of the world with his band annually. He still often sings some of the old Rats tracks as well as his solo stuff. Go to for the latest information.

  • Quotes

    • "Find inner peace? I looked; it wasn't there"

    • "to do something unparalleled in the world, and especially at the beginning of the 21st Century, and that is to tilt the world a little bit on its axis in favor of the poor, and that's not a difficult thing to do."

    • "Don't let them tell us it doesn't work," on LiveAid/Live8

    • The Long Walk to Justice."

    • "On late ex-wife Paula Yates and her lover Michael Hutchence: They thought they were Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. In fact they were more like Tom and Jerry."

    • "Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans."

    • "That we can tilt the world a little bit in favor of the poor."

    • "You can't trust politicians. It doesn't matter who makes a political speech. It's all lies... and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well."

    • Taken from Wikipedia - the ACTUAL quote, not the MISQUOTE from LiveAid:

      "People are dying NOW. Give us the money NOW. Give me the money now." And later, when trying to impress the importance of his plea on the BBC presenter, Geldof yelled "**** the address, just give the phone, here's the number...."