2017 WNCX Hall Of Fame Inductee – U2

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Photo: Anton Corbijn

It all began in 1976 when Larry Mullen pinned a ‘musicians wanted’ ad to the notice board at Dublin’s Temple Mount School: Drummer seeks musicians to form band. ‘So on Saturday 25th September 1976, ‘ recalls Larry. ‘This odd group of people convened in my kitchen in Artane. And that’s where it started.’

Adam Clayton had discovered rock’n’roll as a thirteen year old, buying his first acoustic guitar and then talking his parents into buying him a bass guitar. ‘It just sounded good to me. Deep and fat and satisfying.’

From the beginning, U2 were marked out by their passion. “A band before we could play” was how Bono put it in early interviews. Edge remembers reading UK music papers NME and Sounds every week and then hearing about this ‘wild kid called Paul Hewson.’

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MEMBERS:

Principal members

  • Bono – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica (1976–present)
  • The Edge – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1976–present)
  • Adam Clayton – bass guitar (1976–present)
  • Larry Mullen Jr. – drums, percussion (1976–present)

Early members

  • Dik Evans – guitar (1976–1978)
  • Ivan McCormick – guitar (1976)

DISCOGRAPHY:

Studio albums

  • Boy (1980)
  • October (1981)
  • War (1983)
  • The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
  • The Joshua Tree (1987)

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  • Rattle and Hum (1988)
  • Achtung Baby (1991)

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  • Zooropa (1993)
  • Pop (1997)
  • All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
  • How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
  • No Line on the Horizon (2009)
  • Songs of Innocence (2014)
  • Songs of Experience (2017)

NE OHIO CONCERTS:

  • The Agora – April 19 & 20, 1981
  • The Agora – December 8, 1981
  • Cleveland Music Hall – May 19, 1983
  • Cleveland Music Hall – December 9, 1984
  • Richfield Coliseum – March 25, 1985
  • Cleveland Stadium – October 6, 1987
  • Richfield Coliseum – March 26, 1992
  • Gund Arena – May 3, 2001
  • Quicken Loans Arena – December 10, 2005
  • FirstEnergy Stadium – July 1, 2017

TOP SONGS:

  • I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  • Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  • With Or Without You
  • New Year’s Day
  • Mysterious Ways
  • Where The Streets Have No Name
  • Beautiful Day
  • Vertigo
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Desire
  • Even Better Than The Real Thing

SourcesWikipedia.org | U2.com | Setlist.fm

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