Geldof Receives Honorary Music Doctorate
SIR BOB GELDOF will receive an Honorary Doctorate in Music for his contributions to the rock industry.
The former Boomtown Rats singer will be honoured by the University of East London on Monday (27Oct08).
He receives the award both for his own music career and his campaigning efforts to increase awareness of underprivileged countries through his Live 8 and Live Aid benefit concerts.
A spokesman for the university says the star was chosen to receive the doctorate because of his "unique success in harnessing the power of popular music to raise funds and awareness of key global issues, and changing the lives of people worldwide".
Geldof will attend the ceremony at London's Barbican Centre to address graduates after he collects his degree.