Irish singer-songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist, born October 5, 1951 in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. He was married to Paula Yates; father of Peaches Geldof and Pixie Geldof. He is married to Jeanne Marine since 2015.
The former lead singer of the Punk/New Wave group The Boomtown Rats, he was also the inspiration and driving force behind "Band Aid" and the subsequent "Live Aid" concerts, that raised millions of pounds for aid in Africa. After the demise of the Boomtown Rats he embarked on a solo career, though he hasn't been able to repeat the same sort of success.