The man behind Band Aid and Live Aid gets an almighty pat on the back....

Bob Geldof

will be given the OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC gong at the 2005 BRIT AWARDS.

‘Sir’ Bob is being honoured for his role putting together the line-up for Band Aid in 1984 and Live Aid in 1985 as well as his music career, reports today’s (October 27) Sun newspaper.

The star was lead singer of punk band The Boomtown Rats, who scored two Number One hits, ‘Rat Trap’ and ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’.

Geldof later went solo, his last hit being in 1990 with ‘The Great Song Of Indifference’.