Former Georgia Straight Writer Achieves Sainthood

june 29, 2005  12:13 pm
Well, sort of. Bob Geldof -- called "Saint Bob" by some British papers for his organization of charity concerts to benefit poor African nations -- was long ago a rock journalist for the Vancouver alt-weekly. This AP profile explains how the writer-turned-rocker eventually became the force behind Live 8, a series of shows meant to raise awareness for political justice.