U2 The Band Of Decades by Mark Begelman

Mark Begelman gives an insight on U2, the band of Decades. Follow Mark Begelman on Twitter and Facbeook.

U2 originally formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland, when they were just in secondary school, they were not who they are now who they were back then, they had very limited musical skill, U2 has come a very long way since, U2‘s sound was originally rooted in post punk.

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They were signed by Island Records within only four years of forming and had their first public album ‘Boy’, which captures the frustrations and complications of adolescence, Boy was released on Oct, 20, 1980, songs such as “I Will Follow” was wrote about the passing of Bono’s mother when he was 14.

In 1987, U2 released the album ‘The Joshua Tree’, before this album, U2 was more successful at touring than selling records but this was the album that put them in the spotlight in record sales.

Come 1991, U2 reinvented themselves with the album, “Achtung Baby” they now introduced dance, industrial and alternative rock into their music.

Some very interesting and amazing fact about U2.
*U2 has 22 Grammy awards! That is more than any other band has.
*In 2005 they were put into the R&R HOF in the very FIRST year they were eligible!
*U2 is labled as the Biggest Band in the World by Rolling Stone.
*U2 often campaigns for human rights.
*In 1977, U2 changed their name to The Hype.
*U2 received their first Grammy for The Joshua Tree.
*U2 has sold more than 150 million records, which places them among the few elite best selling music artists in history, in HISTORY.
*One of Coldplay’s inspirations is U2.

U2 is without a doubt a very great band, if not the greatest rock band in the chronicles of Earth itself and they have continued to impress and inspire the masses and still reel in new fans, and just thinking they have been famous for nearly 40 years now is praise in itself.

If you don’t know who U2 is, I suggest listening to some of their work. For more amazing blogs Check out: Mark Begelman Blogspot ! ! !

 

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