Adolfo P. Esquivel
Al Gore
Alice Walker
Amitabha Sadangi
Anderson Cooper
Andrew Young
Ann Cotton
Annie Lennox
Arun Gandhi
Bart Weetjens
Benazir Bhutto
Betty Williams
Bianca Jagger
Bill Cosby
Bill Drayton
Bishop C.F.X. Belo
Bob Geldof
Bunker Roy
Carlos Santana
César E. Chávez
Chief L. George
Christ. Amanpour
Clarence B. Jones
Colin Powell
Connie Duckworth
Coretta Scott King
Craig Kielburger
Dalai Lama
Daniel Lubetzky
David Brower
David Ho
David Trimble
Desmond Tutu
Dith Pran
Dolores Huerta
Don Cheadle
Dorothy Height
Dorothy Stoneman
Elie Wiesel
Eric Schwarz
Frederik W de Klerk
Gary Cohen
Geoffrey Canada
George Clooney
George Lucas
George Mitchell
Gérard Jean-Juste
Gillian Caldwell
Greg Boyle
Greg Mortenson
Hafsat Abiola
Harry G. Belafonte
Harry Wu
Helen Caldicott
Henry A. Kissinger
Ida Jackson
Immaculee Ilibagiza
Ingrid Betancourt
Ingrid W. El-Issa

Sir Bob Geldof


Bob GeldofCreative, driven, and always direct, Sir Bob Geldof has gone from singer to activist, and has become the driving force between the link between music and politics. Bob was born in Dun Laghaire, Ireland, in 1951, and attended Blackrock College before moving to Vancouver. Frustrated with the strict Catholic structure of his school and the subsequent doldrums of working life, he formed the group The Boomtown Rats, which helped to pioneer the "New Wave" movement. The band produced hit songs ranging from the hypnotic "Banana Republic" to the gritty "I Don't Like Mondays." He went solo in the mid 80s, and has continued to sing and write. Moved by a news report on the poverty in Ethiopia, Geldof organized several pop music forces together under the name Band Aid. He wrote the song "Do They Know it's Christmas?" and organized the Live Aid concert to raise awareness of African poverty, and organized the Live Aid concert. In 2005 he created the largest concert series in history, Live 8, an eight venue concert series intended to rouse the G8 nations into action. The concerts managed to draw together the diverse star power of U2, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, The Who, Linkin Park, Green Day, Madonna, and Jay-Z. With an uncompromising and charismatic drive, Sir Bob continues to work for Africa and to promote activism among his fellow musicians.


"Everything that's rock n roll is ever meant to be is happening now. I need to get over the shock that that thing is actually happening and that thousands of millions of people around the world are watching."

"It's really very simple, Governor. When people are hungry they die. So spare me your politics and tell me what you need and how you're going to get it to these people."

"Music is something I must do, business is something I need to do, and Africa is something I have to do. That's the way it breaks down in my life."


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