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The Boomtown Rats
The Boomtown Rats at Knott's Berry Farm in 1981
Background information
Origin County Dublin, Ireland
Genres New wave, punk rock, pop punk, post-punk, alternative rock
Years active 1975–1986, 2013–present
Labels Mulligan, Ensign, Mercury
Associated acts Band Aid, Live Aid, Live 8
Members
Bob Geldof
Pete Briquette
Simon Crowe
Garry Roberts
Past members
Johnnie Fingers
Gerry Cott

The Boomtown Rats are an Irish rock band that had a series of Irish and UK hits between 1977 and 1985. The group is led by vocalist Bob Geldof. The other members of the original line-up were Garry Roberts (lead guitar), Johnnie Fingers (keyboards), Pete Briquette (bass), Gerry Cott (rhythm guitar) and Simon Crowe (drums). The Boomtown Rats broke up in 1986, but reformed in 2013, without Johnnie Fingers or Gerry Cott.


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