Sir Bob Geldof awarded honorary music degree
October 28, 2008
By Joanne Dorken 10/27/2008
Sir Bob Geldof has received an honorary degree in music from the University of East London.
The musician and charity campaigner was joined by students, qualified in science and technology, for the graduation ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre.
The former Boomtown Rat joked about his daughters at the ceremony saying: “East London means to me mostly where my kids go out at night, and I have to go and pick them up – Shoreditch, Dalston, those kind of places.”
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Geldof previously received an honorary doctor of Civil Law degree from the University of Newcastle for his work in the campaign against world poverty (LiveAid, etc.)
Congratulations Sir Bob.
BTW Sir Paul (McCartney that is) also recently receive an Honorary Music Degree from Yale this past May 2008. Read about it here.