Bob Geldof has told the Evening Standard newspaper he believes he could have forged a more successful solo career akin to that of Paul Weller and Sting had he not begun pursuing high profile charity initiatives in the Eighties.
Geldof told the paper it would have been ‘criminally irresponsible’ of him not to launch the Band Aid and Live Aid fundraising events following the news of a large-scale famine which had hit parts of northern Africa, in particular Ethiopia, in the mid-Eighties, but admitted his philanthropic efforts have ‘damaged his music career’.
“It’s completely damaged my ability to do the thing I love,” he said. “If it hadn’t happened I think I would have been able to make the transition from The Boomtown Rats to a solo thing more like Paul Weller or Sting.”
Bob Geldof released his most recent solo album, ‘How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell‘, in February last year.Just Published:
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