Has Bob Geldof won a Grammy?
The Ten Alps website (the television company that he is co-founder and non-executive director of) states that he has won a Grammy. (http://www.tenalps.com/catimg.php?cid=31) However, I cannot find any other record of him having won a Grammy.
Please provide a source if possible.
- cat loverLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Bob Geldof has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times and received numerous awards, including a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his role in helping aid Ethiopians, and the EC gold medal. His music awards include Ivor Novellos, Grammies and BRITs, and for broadcasting they include a BAFTA, the Royal Society and Peabody awards.
That link notwithstanding, I can only find that he won a Peabody Award in 1986, and nothing about a Grammy.
- PeepawLv 79 years ago
In 1986 Geldof was made a Freeman of the Borough of Swale, in north Kent, England. Geldof had for some years been resident in the borough, at Davington Priory, Faversham, and is still living there as of 2009. He received his award during a special meeting of the Swale Borough Council from the mayor, Councillor Richard Moreton, and the mayoress, Rose Moreton.
In 2005 he received the prestigious Beacon Fellowship Prize for his leadership role in alleviating poverty, famine and genocide, especially in the Third World, and his advocacy for the rights of fathers.
In 2005 Geldof was awarded the Honorary Patronage of the Trinity College Dublin University Philosophical Society and was a winner of the North-South Prize.
In a list compiled by the magazine New Statesman, in 2006, Geldof was voted third in the list of "Heroes of our time".
1985: received an honorary Master of Arts degree from the University of Kent.
2005: Free Your Mind Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
2005: received a Man of Peace Award.
2006: awarded the Freedom of Dublin City.
2006: recipient of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award by Holocaust Museum Houston.
2006 and 2008: nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
2007: made an Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In the same year Richard Curtis presented Geldof with the "Cinema for Peace Pioneer Award" honouring him for his achievements.
2007: awarded an honorary degree in Civil Law from Newcastle University. The University held a special honorary degree ceremony to honour key figures in the campaign against world poverty.
2008: received the Nichols-Chancellor's Medal from Vanderbilt University for his humanitarian efforts, as well as an honorary degree in music from the University of East London, serving on both occasions as the keynote speaker for the 2008 graduating class.
2009: received a Lifetime Achievement Award from ROTA.
2011: received an honorary doctorate of philosophy from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, for his "decades of charity work for humanitarian causes".
I found nothing mentioning a Grammy.