The Boomtown Rats

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by The Boomtown Rats

Biography

One of the first new wave acts to emerge during the musical shake-ups of 1977, the Boomtown Rats were also significant for spearheading an interest in young Irish rock. Originally formed in Dún Laoghaire in 1975 as the Nightlife Thugs, the Dublin-based band comprised part-time music journalist Bob Geldof (Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, 5 October 1951, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Eire; vocals), Garry Roberts (b. 16 June 1954, Eire; guitar, vocals), Gerry Cott (guitar), Johnnie... Read more

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new wave
rock
punk
80s
classic rock
irish
punk rock
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