Live Aid organizer Geldof to visit Fulton school

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 13, 2014 at 3:11 a.m.

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Westminster College in Fulton is bringing Irish rock musician and humanitarian Bob Geldof to campus for events in mid-September.

Geldof is scheduled to take part in a two-day arts symposium and deliver Westminster's annual Green Lecture.

Geldof staged the Live Aid fundraising concerts in London and Philadelphia in 1985, which featured 60 top musicians and bands. Proceeds were used to help hunger victims in Africa.

Before his career as a political activist and advocate for global hunger relief, Geldof was lead singer of The Boomtown Rats. The band's songs include "I Don't Like Mondays."

Previous Green Lecture speakers have included former presidents Harry Truman and Gerald Ford and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The lecture was also the forum for Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast