Bob Geldof hand signed b/w photograph ( Photo credit: Karen Korn ).
Size: 8 x 10 inches, very fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Robert Freerick Xenon Geldof, KBE, known as Bob Geldof (born 1951), is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. In 1975 Geldof became the lead singer of the band The Boomtown Rats, a rock group closely linked with the punk movement. In the year of 1978, The Boomtown Rats had their first No. 1 single in the UK with “Rat Trap”, which was the first New Wave chart-topper in that country.
In 1979, the group shot to international fame with their second UK No. 1, “I Don’t Like Mondays”.This was equally successful, as well as controversial; Geldof wrote it in the aftermath of Brenda Ann Spencer’s attempted massacre at an elementary school across the street from her house in San Diego, California, at the beginning of 1979.
On the 31 March 2005, Geldof and Ure announced the Live 8 project, to raise awareness of issues that burden Africa, such as government debt, trade barriers, and AIDS issues. Geldof organised six concerts with U2, Elton John, Pink Floyd, The Who, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Duran, Brian Wilson, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Dave Matthews, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Deep Purple and many more. Pink Floyd’s performance in London was its first since 1981 to include original bassist, Roger Waters.