Born on October 5, 1951 in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof is an Irish vocalist, author, songwriter, political activist and occasionally performing artist. He became KBE of the British Empire in 1986. He is the son of Evelyn and Robert Geldof.
At an exceptionally youthful age of six, Geldof's mom died because of a cerebral hemorrhage. His youth days were hard, as he got ceaselessly harassed by his classmates for playing rugby poorly and additionally for his center name, Zenon.
He went to the Blackrock College in Dublin and during doing some odd employments he landed the position of a music writer in Vancouver of British Columbia for 'The Georgia Straight,' the Canadian weekly paper. He additionally facilitated the kids' program named Switchback in CBC for a little time frame.
In 1975, Geldof came back to Ireland and framed a rock band named the 'Boomtown Rats' which firmly connected to the punk movement. The Boomtown Rats made the track "Rat Trap," which topped the first position in the UK in 1978.
The band created its second UK No. 1 single song "I Don't Like Mondays" in 1979. It bought them colossal worldwide consideration, and in the meantime, the tune sought discussion as it was composed of the repercussions of Brenda Ann Spencer's endeavored massacre at a primary school in San Diego of California.The Boomtown Rats concocted their collection titled ' Mondo Bongo' and its tune 'Up All Night' turned into a gigantic hit in the U.S in 1980.
Amid this time, Geldof ended up noticeably a standout amongst the most discussed talk with subjects. In the appearance of the Boomtown Rats in 'The Late Show' in Ireland, he assaulted the Irish Politicians and the Catholic Church and pointed the finger at them for different issues in the nation.
Geldof left the Boomtown Rats group and propelled his solo profession in 1986. Some of his successful singles are "The Great Song of Indifference" and "This Is The World Calling." The same year, he likewise distributed his autobiography book 'Is That It?' which was a UK success.
After starting his solo profession, he sometimes performed with different musicians. His most important execution in association with different artists was at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992 with the surviving individuals from the British musical band named Queen at the old Wembley Stadium.
Geldof filled in for XFM Radio as a DJ and reported the demise of Ian Dury due to cancer in 1998. The news was not valid, which drove a music paper named NME to call him 'the world's worst DJ'. From 2000, he turned out to be very occupied in debt alleviation for few developing nations, which kept him far from delivering some other melodic collection since 'Sex, Age, and Death,' discharged in 2001.
Geldof composed "Do They Know it's Christmas'' with Midge Ure in 1984, in the wake of watching TV reports of the starvation in Ethiopia. It turned the main tune in the UK single's graph and remained the same for five long weeks.
It also turned into the best melody for Christmas that year and the biggest offering single in the UK with around millions of copies being sold out in a week. He executed as a solo musician for Amnesty International's profitable program 'The Secret Policeman's Ball' in 1981.
When he thought about starvation in Ethiopia, he framed a philanthropy supergroup named 'Band-Aid' including Irish and British performers in 1984. The gathering concocted the track "Do They Know It's Christmas?" which turned into an enormous hit and all the profits from the melody used for the help endeavours in Ethiopia.
He made the 'Live 8' venture, to bring issues into light about problems distressing Africa, for example, AIDS, government debt, hunger and trade barriers in 2005. In 1986, in acknowledgment of his raising money endeavours, he earned the British Empire Order.
He got a Man of Peace grant for his commitment to universal social equity and peace in 2005.Geldof wedded to
Paula Yates, a British Television moderator in 1986. They had a little girl Fifi Trixibelle Geldof before marriage.
The couple had two more girls after marriage, Little Pixie Geldof and Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof. Yates and Geldof separated in 1986. Geldof lost his second girl Peaches at 25 years old because of the heroin overdose in 2014. He is now settled in Battersea in South London, with his second spouse Jeanne Marine, a French performer, whom he wedded on 28th April of 2005 in France.