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Bob Geldof

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Bob Geldof in October 2014
Born
Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof

5 October 1951 (1951-10-05) (age 69)
Occupation Musician, singer-songwriter, activist, philanthropist, actor, Radio DJ
Years active 1975–present

Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, KBE ( born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, and political activist. He was born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin. Geldof is a member of the band the Boomtown Rats. He also helped to organise the Live Aid and Live 8 events, and to form the Band Aid charity group. He also served as an actor for the Pink Floyd film The Wall, a musical about the album titled the same.

Geldof was married to Paula Yates from 1986 until they divorced in 1996. They had three daughters together, Fifi Trixibelle (born 1983), Peaches (1989-2014) and Little Pixie (born 1990). In 1996, Yates had a daughter called Tiger by her partner Michael Hutchence, who died in 1997. Yates died in 2000. Geldof adopted their daughter. He lives in Battersea, London with Tiger and his partner Jeanne Marine.

He has an honorary knighthood. Because he is not a British citizen, he should never be called "Sir". He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 and 2008.

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