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Love, we shine like a burning star (Achtung Baby — U2, 1991)

At the end of the third night (Dec. 30, 1989) of a four-night run of hometown concerts by the band U2 in Dublin, singer Bono told the audience, “… we have to go away and .. and dream it all … Continue reading

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HB, Larry Mullen, Jr

On Oct. 31, 1961, drummer Larry Mullen, Jr.was born in Dublin. He is most famous for the results of the school bulletin board notice he posted in 1976, seeking musicians to form a band. It resulted in the formation of … Continue reading

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“This song …Charles Manson stole from The Beatles … we’re stealing it back.”

On Oct. 27, 1988, the U2 film Rattle And Hum had its world premiere in the group’s hometown of Dublin. It would be released in the US a week later. The film documented the band during the third leg of … Continue reading

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“I can remember … ” — David Bowie, “Heroes” (1977)

October 14, 1977, was the release date for David Bowie’s Heroes album. It was his second collaboration with Brian Eno — Low had been released earlier in January. Both albums were recorded at Hansa Tonstudio in West Berlin, located alongside … Continue reading

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Take me to that other place (U2 atop The Clarence Hotel)

On Sept. 27, 2000, in an homage to The Beatles’ rooftop concert during the Let It Be recording sessions, U2 pulled a similar stunt in Dublin, Ireland, to promote their tenth album, All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Atop The … Continue reading

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U2-3: Out of Control

Sept. 1, 1979, was the date of the first U2 release — a three-song extended-play record titled “U2-3.” The EP featured “Stories for Boys,” “Boy/Girl” and “Out of Control.” http://youtu.be/2TFDV9OgEto

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