Friday 15 December 2017

Flashback: In Pictures - Boomtown Rats throughout the years

Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats with his daughter Fifi Trixibelle Geldof at the Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats with his daughter Fifi Trixibelle Geldof at the Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats with some of the Self-Aid Stage hands at the Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
At the Milk Music Awards in the National Concert Hall. Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and The Edge (U2) on stage. The band Level 42 are out of focus to the back of the stage. Bob Geldof won a Special Award. U2 won: Best International Group, Best Irish Group, and Best Irish Album for 'The Unforgettable Fire.' Pics by Jim O'Kelly and Michael MacSweeney, 13/3/86. (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Boomtown Rats concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Boomtown Rats concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
At the Milk Music Awards in the National Concert Hall. Adam Clayton, Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats), and Bono. U2 won: Best International Group, Best Irish Group, and Best Irish Album for 'The Unforgettable Fire.' Pics by Jim O'Kelly and Michael MacSweeney, 13/3/86. (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
386-243 At the Milk Music Awards in the National Concert Hall. Larry Mullen Jr, The Edge, Paul McGuinness (U2's Manager), Adam Clayton, Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and Bono. Bob Geldof won a Special Award. U2 won: Best International Group, Best Irish Group, and Best Irish Album for 'The Unforgettable Fire.' Pics by Jim O'Kelly and Michael MacSweeney, 13/3/86. (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
Boomtown Rats. Bob Geldof in concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
At the Milk Music Awards in the National Concert Hall. The Edge, Bono, Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats), Larry Mullen Jr and Adam Clayton. Mark King of Level 42 can be seen on the far left. U2 won: Best International Group, Best Irish Group, and Best Irish Album for 'The Unforgettable Fire.' Pics by Jim O'Kelly and Michael MacSweeney, 13/3/86. (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
Boomtown Rats. Bob Geldof in concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Fans at the Boomtown Rats concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Boomtown Rats. Bob Geldof in concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Fans at the Boomtown Rats concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Boomtown Rats. Bob Geldof in concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Fans at the Boomtown Rats concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Boomtown Rats. Bob Geldof in concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
At the Milk Music Awards in the National Concert Hall. The Edge, Bono, Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats), Larry Mullen Jr and Adam Clayton. Mark King of Level 42 can be seen on the far left. U2 won: Best International Group, Best Irish Group, and Best Irish Album for 'The Unforgettable Fire.' Pics by Jim O'Kelly and Michael MacSweeney, 13/3/86. (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
Boomtown Rats. Bob Geldof in concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
At the Milk Music Awards in the National Concert Hall. Larry Mullen Jr, The Edge, Paul McGuinness (U2's Manager), Adam Clayton, Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and Bono. Bob Geldof won a Special Award. U2 won: Best International Group, Best Irish Group, and Best Irish Album for 'The Unforgettable Fire.' Pics by Jim O'Kelly and Michael MacSweeney, 13/3/86. (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
Fans at the Boomtown Rats concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Boomtown Rats concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
At the Milk Music Awards in the National Concert Hall. Adam Clayton, Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats), and Bono. U2 won: Best International Group, Best Irish Group, and Best Irish Album for 'The Unforgettable Fire.' Pics by Jim O'Kelly and Michael MacSweeney, 13/3/86. (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
Boomtown Rats concert at Leixlip Castle 2nd March 1980. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
386-243 At the Milk Music Awards in the National Concert Hall. Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and The Edge (U2) on stage. The band Level 42 are out of focus to the back of the stage. Bob Geldof won a Special Award. U2 won: Best International Group, Best Irish Group, and Best Irish Album for 'The Unforgettable Fire.' Pics by Jim O'Kelly and Michael MacSweeney, 13/3/86. (Part of the NPA and Independent Newspapers Ireland)
Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats with some of the Self-Aid Stage hands at the Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats on stage during Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats with his daughter Fifi Trixibelle Geldof at the Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
Paula Yeats and her daughter Fifi Trixibelle Geldof at the Self-Aid benefit concert in the RDS, 17/05/1986 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).

Boomtown Rats celebrate their 40th anniversary this year and are playing in Dublin's Olympia Theatre this weekend - here is a look back at their career in pictures

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