Belfast Telegraph

Bob Geldof's anger at shops playing his Christmas hit

By Allison Bray

Boomtown Rats frontman Sir Bob Geldof, says he gets annoyed hearing his seminal Christmas hit played as supermarket mood music.

The musician and Live Aid founder said he has no regrets writing charity single, Do they Know It's Christmas? with Midge Ure in 1984.

"But what I'm not really glad about is when I go to f****** Tesco and you always get a clip of Paul McCartney s*** and you always get a clip of Do They Know It's Christmas," he said.

He made the comments at Trinity College, Dublin, after he was given the college's Praeses Elit award, recognising his outstanding contribution to music and social activism.

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