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Join Alan Edwards at the V&A for an after dark talk with the singer-songwriter behind the Live Aid concerts that raised millions for famine relief.
Sir Bob Geldof is best known as the lead singer of the Boomtown Rats and for his political activism, particularly his anti-poverty efforts in Africa. In 1984, he formed the pop charity Band Aid Trust which raised $8 million for famine relief in Africa with the release of the best selling single Do They Know It's Christmas.
Geldof's philanthropism and dedicated charity work has continued throughout his career. He went on to raise millions through the organisation of Live Aid and Live 8 concerts. In recognition of his work he received and honorary knighthood in 1986 and was awarded the freedom of the city of Dublin in 2005.
As CEO of The Outside Organisation, Alan Edwards has represented all time great entertainment legends like David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Prince, The Who, Barbra Streisand, Spandau Ballet, P Diddy and Sir Paul McCartney. He handled the PR coverage for both Michael Jackson’s “This is It” launch and his subsequent untimely death.