Adam Clayton of U2

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Classic Rock Almanac March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018


Today's Question: Today (March 13th) is the 58th birthday of U2 bassist Adam Clayton. Which well-known supermodel was Clayton engaged to for a time during the '90s, though they ended up not marrying.

Stumped? Here are a few hints.

  • Before she appeared in her only U2 video, for "Numb," she'd already been seen in clips by Bob Marley, Culture Club, George Michael, Michael Jackson and Madonna.
  • She's also a singer and an actress, who recently had a recurring role in the TV series Empire.
  • This month, she and British rapper Skepta, who's 12 years younger, announced that they're in a relationship.

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2006-The 21st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The inductees are Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Sex Pistols, the late Miles Davis and, in the Non Performer category, the founders of A&M Records, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss.

2006-The Allman Brothers Band celebrate the 35th anniversary of their classic Live at the Fillmore East album by playing it in its entirety during their 14-night run at the Beacon Theater in New York.

1987-Bob Seger gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1980-Pink Floyd's The Wall is certified platinum in the midst of its 15-week stay at the top of Billboard's album chart.

1980-Aerosmith's Night in the Ruts album is certified gold.

1974-John Lennon and Harry Nilsson send apologies and flowers to The Smothers Brothers after being thrown out of their show at the Troubadour in L.A. the night before. That evening, a sobered-up Lennon, accompanied by girlfriend May Pang, attends the American Film Institute tribute to James Cagney.

1971-The Allman Brothers Band record two more shows in New York for At Fillmore East.

1966-Rod Stewart leaves the group Steampacket to resume his solo career, but it will take successful stints with the Jeff Beck Group and The Faces before he will fully establish himself on his own.

1965-The Rolling Stones release "The Last Time," which will be their second Top 10 U-S hit.

1965-Jeff Beck is announced as Eric Clapton's replacement in The Yardbirds. Clapton goes on to join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers before forming Cream.

1965-The Beatles encounter 4,000 fans as they arrive in Salzburg, Austria to film scenes for Help!


Adam Clayton - 58 years old
U2 bassist. Born 1960.

Naomi Campbell