2005 – Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof becomes the first member of the Boomtown Rats to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
1995 – Dr. George Nichopolous, the physician whose prescriptions often left Elvis Presley higher than a lab rat, loses his medical license. He was charged with dispensing addictive drugs in “too liberal” a manner.
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 […]
1981 – Appearing at The Hammersmith Palais, London, The Boomtown Rats, tickets £3.50.
1969 – In today’s Rat Magazine, one journalist gathers together all the evidence that Paul McCartney is indeed dead. The film Give My Regards to Broad Street isn’t one of the exhibits, as it wouldn’t happen for another decade or so.
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.
1950 – Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is born in Boston. Anthony Joseph “Joe” Perry (Born September 10, 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts) is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 48th in the Rolling Stone‘s list – The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. […]