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Bob Geldof

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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 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 6,869,119 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Bob Geldof is the 161st most popular singer (up from 177th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 44th 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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Among singers, Bob Geldof ranks 161 out of 3,528Before him are Chris Norman, Paul Anka, Mirella Freni, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Chester Bennington, and John Denver. After him are Alessandro Moreschi, Birgit Nilsson, Eduard Khil, Engelbert Humperdinck, Anatoliy Solovianenko, and Ivan Rebroff.

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Among people born in 1951, Bob Geldof ranks 27Before him are Tommy Hilfiger, Juan Manuel Santos, Mark Hamill, Jane Seymour, Paul Breitner, and Traian Băsescu. After him are Anjelica Huston, Gordon Brown, Kathryn Bigelow, Chris Rea, David Coverdale, and Jill Biden.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Bob Geldof ranks 34 out of 501Before him are Lola Montez (1821), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Francis Beaufort (1774), Cillian Murphy (1976), Bono (1960), and Gabriel Byrne (1950). After him are Brendan (484), Rory Gallagher (1948), Edmund the Martyr (841), Saint Gall (550), Eileen Gray (1878), and Iris Murdoch (1919).

Among SINGERS In Ireland

Among singers born in Ireland, Bob Geldof ranks 2Before him are Enya (1961). After him are Sinéad O'Connor (1966), Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964), Barney McKenna (1939), Luke Kelly (1940), Damien Rice (1973), Andrea Corr (1974), Róisín Murphy (1973), Charlie McGettigan (1950), Niall Horan (1993), and Stephen Gately (1976).