The Boomtown Rats
(1975-1986)

group, band, and band

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The Boomtown Rats are an Irish new wave band that had a series of Irish and UK hits between 1977 and 1985. The group is led by vocalist Bob Geldof. The other members of the original line-up were Garry Roberts (lead guitar), Johnnie Fingers (keyboard), Pete Briquette (bass), Gerry Cott (rhythm guitar) and Simon Crowe (drums). The Boomtown Rats broke up in 1986, but reformed in 2013, without Johnnie Fingers or Gerry Cott.

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Bob Geldof Boomtown Rats, The Boomtown Rats met regularly here and this is where Bob Wrote "Rat Trap"

Bewelys Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland where it met regularly