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Bob Geldof in first interview since daughter Peaches' death: 'It's intolerable'

Bob Geldof in first interview since daughter Peaches' death: 'It's intolerable'

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) --Bob Geldof speaks to ITV's "Lorraine" in the first interview since his daughter Peaches' death.
Kate Stanton
Peaches Geldof's home burgled twice since her death

Peaches Geldof's home burgled twice since her death

WROTHAM, England, May 13 (UPI) --The Kent home Peaches Geldof shared with her husband Thomas Cohen and two children has been burgled twice since her death on April 7.
Kate Stanton
Peaches Geldof laid to rest in coffin painted with family images

Peaches Geldof laid to rest in coffin painted with family images

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- The body of Peaches Geldof arrived at her private funeral in a coffin featuring a painted image of the late British model with her husband and two young sons.
Karen Butler
Funeral to be held Monday for model, journalist Peaches Geldof

Funeral to be held Monday for model, journalist Peaches Geldof

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- A private funeral service is to be held at a church in Davington, England, Monday for the late fashion model, journalist and TV personality Peaches Geldof.
Karen Butler
Peaches Geldof autopsy 'inconclusive,' still awaiting toxicology results

Peaches Geldof autopsy 'inconclusive,' still awaiting toxicology results

LONDON, April 9 (UPI) -- Authorities have yet to determine the cause of Peaches Geldof's "sudden" death.
Kate Stanton
BBC broadcaster Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof, dies at 25

BBC broadcaster Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof, dies at 25

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Peaches Geldof, BBC broadcaster and daughter of musician Bob Geldof, has died at age 25.
Ed Adamczyk
Peaches Geldof apologizes for tweeting names in sex-abuse case

Peaches Geldof apologizes for tweeting names in sex-abuse case

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Irish rocker Bob Geldof, has apologized for tweeting the names of the other people involved in the Ian Watkins sex-assault case.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
By United Press International
Bob Geldof books seat on space-plane

Bob Geldof books seat on space-plane

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Singer Bob Geldof says he will be the first Irishman in space after booking a $100,000 seat on a private Space Expedition Corp. flight.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.
By United Press International
Bob Geldof urges Britons to keep giving

Bob Geldof urges Britons to keep giving

LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- British singer Bob Geldof says people must not stop donating to charity over charges Band Aid dollars ended up in the hands of Ethiopian rebels.
Poll: Brit kids have trouble with history

Poll: Brit kids have trouble with history

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) -- A survey of British children found one in 20 respondents said former Boom Town Rats singer Bob Geldof discovered gravity rather than Sir Isaac Newton.

Geldof wrings aid apology from Berlusconi

ROME, July 6 (UPI) -- Anti-poverty campaigner and singer Bob Geldof has forced an apology from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the newspaper La Stampa reported Monday.

Geldof becomes editor for day

TURIN, Italy, July 5 (UPI) -- Rocker turned philanthropist Bob Geldof became editor-for-a-day Saturday of La Stampa, an Italian newspaper, helping prepare a special edition on Africa.
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Musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof speaks at the White House Summit on International Development, "Sustaining the New Era", in Washington on October 21, 2008 (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Robert Frederick Zenon "Bob" Geldof, KBE (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer, songwriter, author, and political activist. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats. Geldof was born and raised in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, and attended Blackrock College. The Boomtown Rats had hits with his compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". He co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas?", one of the best-selling singles of all time. He also starred as Pink in Pink Floyd's 1982 film Pink Floyd The Wall.

Geldof is widely recognized for his activism, especially anti-poverty efforts concerning Africa. In 1984, he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. They went on to organise the charity super-concert Live Aid the following year and the Live 8 concerts in 2005. Geldof currently serves as an adviser to DATA and the ONE Campaign, global anti-poverty campaigns founded by fellow Irish humanitarian Bono. A single father, Geldof has also been outspoken for the Fathers' rights movement. Geldof has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and is a recipient of the Man of Peace title which recognizes individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace", among numerous other awards and nominations.

Geldof was born in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland. His father, Robert, (also known as Bob) was the son of a Belgian immigrant, Zenon (sometimes mistakenly spelt Lenon) Geldof (born 1881), a Hotel Chef, and Amelia "Minnie" Falk (born 1876 in England). Zenon Geldof and Amelia Falk married in 1906 in St George's Square, and also had two daughters, Cleo Zenobie Geldof (born 1906 in Grantham), and May Geldof (born 1909 in Dublin) and were living at 117 Strand Road, Dublin, in 1911. At the age of 41 Geldof's mother Evelyn complained of a headache and died shortly thereafter, having suffered a haemorrhage. Geldof attended Blackrock College, near Dublin, an exclusive private school whose Catholic ethos he disliked. He was bullied for his lack of rugby prowess and over his middle name - 'Zenon'. After work as a slaughter man, road navvy and pea canner, he started as a music journalist in Vancouver, Canada, for the weekly publication Georgia Straight.

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