THE B00MT0WN RATS - Part 3

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Jan [12] Having lost none of his confrontational zeal, Geldof is arrested after a disturbance on a Boeing 727 plane which has been grounded for five hours on the tarmac at Stansted Airport, Stansted, Essex.

Apr [20] Geldof appears at “A Concert For Life : Freddie Mercury Tribute” benefit held at "Wembley Stadium, Wembley.

Aug [16] During a number of summer dates, including the “Gosport Festival” and the “Green Belt Festival”, Geldof, together with his backing band the Happy Clubsters, performs at “Womad’s 10th Birthday” event, held at the Royal Victoria Park, Bath, Avon.


Jan Still working on new material with producer Hine at Joe’s Garage Studio, Geldof’s Planet 24 TV production company, having been awarded a £10- million contract, begins broadcasting the UK morning television digest “The Big Breakfast”.

Apr Geldof’s third solo effort The Happy Club, featuring World Party’s Karl Wallinger among other musical guests, is released by Polydor.


May [7] Geldof’s Crazy charts for a week at UK #65. July [2] The reissued I Don’t Like Mondays bows at its UK #38 peak.

[9] Loudmouth - The Best Of The Boomtown Rats

hits UK #10 in its week of entry, although people will be more interested in his private life, as his wife leaves him and subsequently engages in a very public relationship with Michael Hutchence. see also: BAND AID

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