Bob Geldof

(Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof)

Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof
  • Born: October 5, 1951
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Activist, Philanthropist, Actor, Radio DJ









Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, KBE is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and early 1980s, alongside the punk rock movement. The band had Number One hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". Geldof co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time, and starred in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd – The Wall as "Pink".

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An entire content of children growing up without any prospect but poverty. Foreign Aid
Cultural difference cannot be an excuse for the blatant levels of corruption that bedevil many parts of Africa. Corruption is one of Africa’s key problems. African societies are riddled with it – from kleptocratic leaders at the top, salting money away in Western bank accounts, to soldiers at roadblocks demanding bribes to let you through, to clerks in government bureaucracies charging to hand out official forms. But we in the rich world do not have clean hands here. Corruption is fed by big Western companies that routinely offer bribes to African leaders. Corruption
It's really very simple, Governor. When people are hungry they die. So spare me your politics and tell me what you need and how you're going to get it to these people. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Most people get into bands for three very simple rock and roll reasons: to get laid, to get fame, and to get rich. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Something must be done; anything must be done, whether it works or not.. Foreign Aid ;Poverty
90% of the divorces are initiated by women. That is really odd. Why? What's going on? What's the great discontent at the heart of it? Women
Actually, today I had to defend the Bush Administration in France again. They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American President for Africa. But it's empirically so.
And part of that is, what is the point of having children if you don't have the privilege of bringing them up?
And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure. Women ;Families, Children & Parenting
But I think Prozac is a lethal drug, I've several friends just haven't made it by taking Prozac.
But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Certainly, I think being depressed is absolutely part of the human condition, it has to be, if there's joy there's its opposite, and it's something you ride if you possibly can.
Divorce is a by-product of the fact that maybe the nuclear unit is gone.
Everything that's rock n roll is ever meant to be is happening now. I need to get over the shock that that thing is actually happening and that thousands of millions of people around the world are watching.
I do think I feel it but you don't think you are cause at a certain time you are no age but you don't think you are anything. You feel the life you have lived. I feel that. It's been a long fifty years. Life ;Time
I don't think anyone sets out to malign poor people but certainly that's what we do through organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
I was really lucky that I came to puberty at a time when music and politics were completely intertwined. Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I'd always thought the Rats were good fun, but one of the very nice things about being of Saga age is that I can actually look back and think, When I was younger I was in a great band. It was always a collective thing.
If you were a pretty boy pop singer, it would wreck you, growing older.
I'm sure I'm very difficult to live with because of my make-up and personality.
Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.
It's like you asked me about the depression thing: you grope towards an understanding of whatever it is your going through, and it's not personal, there are forces in play around you, and you seek to understand them and that way you can go on.
Mankind at its most desperate is often at its best.
Men who are not given any voice in this because of the secret nature of the courts, what they're left with is dressing up ridiculously, but at least using humour to try and draw attention to their kids. Nature
Music can't change the world. Music, Chants & Rapps
Music is something I must do, business is something I need to do, and Africa is something I have to do. That's the way it breaks down in my life. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Music is still above all else the thing that does it for me. Music, Chants & Rapps
Music is what I must do, business is what I need to do and politics is what I have to do. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Business, Commerce & Finance ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Physically I'm tired at the end of the day and quite glad to be reading in bed by midnight.
Playing live if the thing I love doing best. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
So when I got to 50 I just thought, Hold on: I'm thin. I've got my hair. I'm well off. I survived, you know.
The girls are a complete joy and I love their passion. They argue with me like mad and I love that too. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
There is not a single extant study that supports all the arguments against men being with their children. It's absolute bollocks.
Those songs are about getting out; they're not about getting out of family. It wasn't about how family life was curtailing because I didn't know family life. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
Well, a sort of epiphany: I was in a great band. And it's very cool to be at 53 and realise that when you were a kid you were in a great band.
When I hit 11 so did the careers of Dylan and the Stones. A year later it was the Who and the Kinks.
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. Trust