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Bob Geldof (1954-), Singer; Boomtown Rats and organiser of Band Aid, Live Aid and Sports Aid

Sitter in 8 portraits
Irish rock singer and leader of the group Boomtown Rats, well-known for songs such as I don't like Mondays; he achieved international acclaim (and a KBE, 1986) for organising Band Aid, with live concerts, which raised £60 million for famine relief in Ethiopia. He helped organise the historic recording of Do They Know it's Christmas? (1984) which was made with 35 other artists including Duran Duran and George Michael. He continues to campaign for monetary funds to help alleviate poverty in Africa and the cancelling of Third World Debt.

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Bob Geldof

by John Swannell
Iris print, 1989
NPG P717(7)


Bob Geldof

by Mike Owen
bromide print, 1980
NPG x28648


Bob Geldof

by Tim Richmond
cibachrome print, 1984
NPG x25116


Band Aid

by Brian Aris
bromide fibre print, 1984
NPG x87846


Bob Geldof

by John Swannell
bromide print, 1989
NPG x38270


Bob Geldof

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x34813


Bob Geldof

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1986
NPG P1874