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Tales of Boomtown Glory by Bob Geldof - Signed Edition

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Hand Signed by Bob Geldof to the Publishers Official Bookplate
Hardback Edition

Tales of Boomtown Glory by Bob Geldof

Hand Signed by Bob Geldof to the Publishers Official Bookplate
Hardback Edition
New & Unread

‘These are the words that got me out. That enabled my escape. The words that gave me this life. Seeing all the last 44 years in one piece just exhausts me. The grief and labour and panic and worry and...just in these bits of lines? I’m glad it's all in one book. Now I know what I’ve been up to for all this time.’ - Bob Geldof

Formed in 1975 in Dublin The Boomtown Rats became part of the burgeoning punk scene. Singer Bob Geldof’s defiant motormouth arrogance and flagrant disrespect for authority endeared him and his band to every youth who felt weighed down by the heavy handed blandishments of church and state. In the UK The Boomtown Rats first toured with the Ramones and Talking Heads, rocking and mocking the status quo alongside the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers. They became one of the biggest bands of the late 70s/80s with a string of top ten hits and platinum albums, earning them Brit Awards and Ivor Novellos. Making history as the first Irish band to have a UK no 1 hit with ‘Rat Trap’, they went on to top the charts in 32 Countries with ‘I Don't Like Mondays’ and racked up 6 era-defining albums: ‘The Boomtown Rats’ (’77), ‘A Tonic For The Troops’ (’78), ‘The Fine Art Of Surfacing’ (’79), ‘Mondo Bongo’ (’80), ‘V Deep’ (’82) and ‘In The Long Grass’ (’84).

In 1984, inspired by a TV report on the famine in Ethiopia, Bob Geldof organized the star-studded Band Aid and co-wrote "Do They Know It's Christmas," one of the biggest-selling singles in history. The next year he organised Live Aid. Tales of Boomtown Glory contains lyrics to 189 songs including previously unreleased material as well as the forthcoming album ‘Citizens of Boomtown’ from The Boomtown Rats (releasing Spring 2020 alongside a live tour and new documentary film about the life and times of the band) and facsimiles from his notebooks over the years.

About the Author: Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, occasional actor and political activist. Born in 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. He married Jeanne Marine in 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.

Format: Hardback Edition
ISBN: 9780571541522

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