2005 – Dozens of artists perform on stages around the world during Bob Geldof’s Live 8 concerts. In the United States, those not attending the show in Philadelphia, can catch everything from highlights to entire regional concerts via television, online, satellite radio and mobile broadcasts. The massive global initiative is spearheaded by Live Aid organizer […]
2005 – Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof becomes the first member of the Boomtown Rats to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
1996 – Michael Hutchence of INXS pleads guilty to assaulting a photographer who lay in ambush for him outside a hotel where he was staying with Bob Geldof’s ex-wife Paula Yates. Hutchence is fined $600.
1992 – Bob Geldof was arrested after a disturbance on a Boeing 727, which had been grounded for 5 hours at Stansted Airport.
1981 – Director Alan Parker begins production on Pink Floyd the Wall. The film was originally to interpolate live footage of the band performing at Earls Court, but instead tells the story of a confused rocker portrayed by Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof. Roger Waters was so unhappy with the experience he sings on The Final […]
1980 – Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. The groups third US No.1, it went on to sell over 8 million copies. The Wall is a rock opera presented as a double album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in late 1979. It […]
1954 – Bob Geldof, whose career as the founder of Live Aid was marginally more successful than his stint fronting the Boomtown Rats (“I Don’t Like Mondays”), is born in Dublin.
1944 – One of rock’s maddest geniuses, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, is born in Great Bookham, England. George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey) is an English rock musician. He is best known as the bass player, main songwriter, and a lead vocalist of the English rock band Pink Floyd from […]