The Boomtown Rats

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The Boomtown Rats (1975-1985) were a punk rock/new wave group headed by Bob Geldof who was later known for organizing charity rock concerts such as Band Aid (intended to help famine victims in Ethiopia), Live Aid, Live 8, and Hands Across America (intended to help homeless people in America).

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Bob Geldof in the music video for "I Don't Like Mondays", 1979

Their greatest hit was I Don't Like Mondays, which commemorated the 1979 school shooting by 16-year old Brenda Ann Spencer who claimed she did it because she "didn't like Mondays".

Other hits include:

  • "Looking After No. 1"
  • "Mary of the Fourth Form"
  • "She's So Modern"
  • "Like Clockwork"
  • "Rat Trap"
  • "Someone's Looking At You"
  • "Diamond Smiles"
  • "Banana Republic"


Albums

External links

nl:Boomtown Rats pt:Boomtown Rats

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