Bob Geldof B Geldof, B. G., B. Geldof, B. Geldoff, B. Geldog, B. GeldolIrish singer-songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist, born October 5, 1951 in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. He was married to Paula Yates (daughter of Hughie Green) in June 1986; they divorced in May 1996. Father of Peaches Geldof and Pixie Geldof. He married Jeanne Marine on April 28, 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.