Bob Geldof, of the former Boomtown Rats fame, was interviewed last Monday night on the new CBC Newsworld show called Hour, hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos. Mr. Geldof was on the show because there’s a trend right now to hold concerts to raise money for aid in the tsunami-stricken countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Africa. Mr. Geldof is the one who invented the music concert for humanitarian causes. He did that in 1984, when he organized the Band Aid Concert raising hundreds of thousands for the Ethiopian famine and the following year organized Live Aid and helped raise millions for Africa. He also successfully lobbied then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to conduct a major re-evaluation of British government policy towards famine relief.
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