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Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof

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Pink Floyd and Bob Geldof: Pink Isn't Well

Report and Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Creem, December 1982

AS A PINK Floyd fanatic, my biggest fear has always been that on some apocalyptic night as I sat with the rest of the Pinkoid ...

The Rat And The Band Aid "Saint"

Report and Interview by Mick Brown, The Sunday Times, 23 December 1984

BOB GELDOF has been transformed from fading Boomtown Rat to charity superstar behind Christmas’s biggest pop hit, helping Ethiopian famine victims. Mick Brown reports. ...

USA for Africa: Record could raise millions for hungry

Report by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 14 March 1985

"CHECK YOUR ego at the door." That was the message producer Quincy Jones sent to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross ...

Life After Live Aid? Keeping Pop's Conscience In Focus

Comment by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 20 July 1985

Can Live Aid really be more than a cosmetic exercise, a massive sop to the conscience of the West, or at best a temporary solution ...

Live Aid: Transmission Of Mercy

Comment by Don Watson, New Musical Express, 20 July 1985

JUST ABOUT the time that the 70,000 in the centre of the mediarena were filing, as instructed, towards the exits, I was emerging from the ...

Live Aid take may hit $60 million

Report by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 29 August 1985

As many as 2 billion people watched the event ...

Bob Geldof: Deep In The Heart Of Nowhere

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 29 November 1986

WELL, SAINT Bob, here we are again. Doubtless you're expecting a right royal slagging in these pages, but that's not what I want to do. ...

Bob Geldof: The Vegetarians Of Love

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, August 1990

WHAT A SUPERB surprise – Geldof in brilliant comeback shock! ...

Bob Geldof Shifts Gears, Returns To Irish Roots

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 3 September 1990

HE'S BEST KNOWN AS the driving force behind 1985's Live Aid project, and he still serves on the foundation's board of trustees. ...

Various Artists: The Freddie Mercury Tribute, Concert For Aids Awareness, Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 2 May 1992


Paula Yates: She's Daft — But Not Wicked

Comment by Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 29 September 1996

THE QUESTION begs: Is Paula Yates still wearing her 'Little Miss Trouble' T-shirt — or is it wearing her? It has been a tough week ...

Whatever Happened to Saint Bob?

Profile by Sean O'Hagan, The Observer, 30 November 1997

He fed the world. Now the world is feeding on him... ...

Bob Geldof: Radio Argh! Argh!

Report by Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1999

In summer 1998, and to a chorus of indie-kid disapproval, Capital Radio took over London station XFM and, preposterously, put Bob Geldof in the drive-time ...

Live Aid: The View From The Pitch

Memoir by Pete Paphides, The Observer, 17 October 2004

Nothing was going to stop a schoolboy fan of the Boomtown Rats making it to Wembley on that fateful day. Peter Paphides recalls every high ...

Live8: Less global jukebox, more local radio

Live Review by Kathryn Flett, The Observer, 3 July 2005

AS THE LIVE8 afternoon shift got under way, it was soon clear that, although the BBC must have been rubbing their hands at the prospect ...

Bob Geldof

Profile and Interview by Robert Sandall, GQ, October 2005

ON THE DAY that GQ meets up with Bob Geldof, the man looks as though he's just finished fighting off a gang of ineffectual stylists. ...

A World Of Dreaded Fear: Band Aid's Unforgivable Crimes

Retrospective by Wyndham Wallace, The Quietus, 10 December 2013

Band Aid raised awareness of a disastrous famine, as well as huge sums of money to try ease it. But, one year ahead of its ...

"I'm terrified of loneliness and poverty. I'm never going back": Bob Geldof on Live Aid, losing Paula and what he really thinks of Bono

Profile and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Event Magazine, 31 August 2014

He's 'OK, wedge-wise'. But this summer the bolshiest man in pop was back on the road with the cash-strapped Boomtown Rats. Event was with him ...

see also Boomtown Rats


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