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U2: A Musical Biography
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U2: A Musical Biography

by David Kootnikoff
 

In September 1976, 14-year-old Dublin drummer Larry Mullen posted an ad inviting musicians to audition for a new band. Among those answering were singer Paul Hewson, guitarist David Evans, and bassist Adam Clayton. A few year-and a few name changes-later, U2 was well on its way to reaching the pinnacle of achievement in the modern rock world.

U2: A Musical

Overview

In September 1976, 14-year-old Dublin drummer Larry Mullen posted an ad inviting musicians to audition for a new band. Among those answering were singer Paul Hewson, guitarist David Evans, and bassist Adam Clayton. A few year-and a few name changes-later, U2 was well on its way to reaching the pinnacle of achievement in the modern rock world.

U2: A Musical Biography tells the story of the phenomenally popular Irish rock band whose passionate songs and performances have taken them from their Dublin upbringing to the Rock and Roll of Fame-all with band's original foursome of Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, and Adam Clayton intact.

U2 follow the band form the early talent-show victory that got them their first recording contract to their 1987 worldwide breakout with The Joshua Tree, and the string of critically acclaimed albums and sold-out stadium and arena tours that followed. As the story of U2 unfolds, readers will get a sense of the strong interpersonal bonds and deep-rooted Christian faith that have kept the band together for over three decades. The book also highlights the group's ongoing commitment to supporting a variety of human rights causes worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313365232
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2009
Series:
Story of the Band Series
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David Kootnikoff is a Canadian writer currently based in Hong Kong.

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