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Grammy Award-winning Irish rock group known for its political songs, anthemic guitars, and big, high-tech concerts. The group's political themes are often a lightning rod of controversy, usually directed at lead singer Bono. Formed in 1977, U2's recordings include Boy (1980), Joshua Tree (1987), Achtung Baby (1991), and Zooropa (1993). Band members include:


(Paul Hewson)
Born: 5/10/1960
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

The Edge

(David Evans)
Born: 8/8/1961
Birthplace: Barking, England

Adam Clayton

Born: 3/13/1960
Birthplace: Oxford, England

Larry Mullen, Jr.

Born: 10/31/1961
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland


  • Boy, 1980
  • October, 1981
  • War, 1983
  • Under a Blood Red Sky, 1983
  • The Unforgettable Fire, 1984
  • Wide Awake in America, 1985
  • The Joshua Tree, 1987
  • Rattle & Hum, 1988
  • Achtung Baby, 1991
  • Zooropa, 1993
  • Pop, 1997
  • All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000

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