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By David Kootnikoff

U2: A Musical Biography tells the tale of the phenomenally renowned Irish rock band whose passionate songs and performances have taken them from their Dublin upbringing to the Rock and Roll corridor of Fame—all with the band's unique foursome of Bono, the sting, Larry Mullen, and Adam Clayton intact.U2 follows the band from the early expertise convey victory that bought them their first recording agreement to their 1987 around the globe breakout with The Joshua Tree and the string of seriously acclaimed albums and sold-out stadium and area excursions that undefined. because the tale of U2 unfolds, readers gets a feeling of the robust interpersonal bonds and deep-rooted Christian religion that experience saved the band jointly for over 3 many years. The booklet additionally highlights the group's ongoing dedication to assisting quite a few human rights explanations world wide.

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It hadn’t really been pierced—he wore it to get a reaction. It disappeared without a word. Bono, like the rest of the band, was moving in all directions and experimenting with new sounds and styles. Around this time he, along with friends Fionan “Gavin Friday” Hanvey and Derek “Guggi” Rowan, invented a private universe called Lypton Village where all the initiates were given special names to represent their true characters. It was a way to avoid the responsibilities of the adult world and remain as simple and innocent for as long as possible.

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It was a unique guitar to have at the time with its zigzag shape, and it soon became Edge’s trademark. U2 also played their first benefit gig for the Contraception Action Campaign to support the free availability of condoms in Ireland. At the time, condoms were prohibited and were only legalized later that year. U2’s participation heralded their practice of putting their music at the service of worthwhile causes that became synonymous with the group in the future. In August Bill Graham wrote in Hot Press: U-2 owe no obvious debts to earlier styles.

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