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Bob GELDOF

Irish Bob GELDOF

Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist, and occasional actor

Source :  Guy TROOSTER

Born: on October 05, 1951 in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland  (68 years)


Biography

Geldof was born and brought up in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, a son of Robert and Evelyn Geldof. His paternal grandfather, Zenon Geldof, was a Belgian immigrant and a hotel chef. His paternal grandmother, Amelia Falk, was a British Jew from London. When Geldof was six or seven, his mother, Evelyn, 41, died of a cerebral haemorrhage.

Geldof attended Blackrock College, where he was bullied for being a poor rugby player and for his middle name, Zenon. After work as a slaughterman, a road navvy and pea canner in Wisbech, he was hired as a music journalist in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for The Georgia Straight. He briefly guest hosted the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation children's program Switchback.

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- Category Author, Singer & Musician, Philanthropist