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The Boomtown Rats are a Rock band from Dublin, Ireland, formed by lead singer Bob Geldof in 1975. The band had successful Irish and UKhits between 1977 and 1980. The group broke up in 1986, but reformed in 2013.

Band Members Edit

Current

  • Bob Geldof - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
  • Garry Roberts - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Pete Briquette - Bass, Keyboard, Backing Vocals
  • Simon Crowe - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Former

  • Gerry Cott - Rhythm Guitar. Backing Vocals
  • Johnnie Fingers - Keyboard, Piano, Backing Vocals

Discography Edit

Studio Albums

  • The Boomtown Rats ( 1977 )
  • A Tonic for the Troops ( 1978 )
  • The Fine Art of Surfacing ( 1979 )
  • Mondo Bongo ( 1981 )
  • V Deep ( 1982 )
  • In the Long Grass ( 1984 )

UK Top 40 Singles

  • Lookin' After No. 1 ( 1977 )
  • Mary of the 4th Form ( 1977 )
  • She's So Modern ( 1978 )
  • Rat Trap ( 1978 )
  • I Don't Like Mondays ( 1979 )
  • Diamond Smiles ( 1979 )
  • Someone's Looking at You ( 1980 )
  • Banana Republic ( 1980 )
  • The Elephant's Graveyard ( 1981 )
  • House on Fire ( 1982 )

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