Bob Geldof

1951 - Today

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Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof (; born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer-songwriter and political activist. He rose to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Boomtown Rats, who achieved popularity as part of the punk rock movement. The band had UK number one hits with his co-compositions "Rat Trap" and "I Don't Like Mondays". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Geldof has received more than 7,586,454 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Bob Geldof is the 193rd most popular singer (down from 160th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Ireland (down from 34th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Singer.

Bob Geldof is most famous for being the lead singer of the Boomtown Rats and co-founder of Live Aid.

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  • 7.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.14

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  • 45

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  • 4.37

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Bob Geldof ranks 193 out of 4,381Before him are Taylor Swift, Umberto Tozzi, Ajda Pekkan, Eduard Khil, Mario Lanza, and Otis Redding. After him are Courtney Love, Kyu Sakamoto, Zucchero Fornaciari, Eric Burdon, Udo Jürgens, and Viktor Tsoi.

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Among people born in 1951, Bob Geldof ranks 47Before him are Nicu Ceaușescu, Anjelica Huston, René van de Kerkhof, Jarmila Kratochvílová, Kathryn Bigelow, and Jaco Pastorius. After him are Kirstie Alley, Prabowo Subianto, David Coverdale, Willy van de Kerkhof, Jean-Claude Duvalier, and Win Myint.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Bob Geldof ranks 41 out of 549Before him are Francis Beaufort (1774), John Field (1782), Rory Gallagher (1948), Joseph Murphy (1898), Ernest Walton (1903), and Maureen O'Hara (1920). After him are Columba (521), Harald Gille (1103), Ethel Voynich (1864), Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850), Saint Gall (550), and Eileen Gray (1878).

Among SINGERS In Ireland

Among singers born in Ireland, Bob Geldof ranks 2Before him are Enya (1961). After him are Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Luke Kelly (1940), Barney McKenna (1939), Charlie McGettigan (1950), Stephen Gately (1976), Christy Moore (1945), Róisín Murphy (1973), Nicky Byrne (1978), Damien Rice (1973), and Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964).