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Former names of U2
« on: March 18, 2021, 06:46:51 AM »
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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 09:34:14 AM »
"Adam Clayton group leader" 

Well that was funny.  ;D

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Malahide is an affluent coastal settlement in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland, situated approximately 18 km north-east of Dublin city. It has a village center surrounded by suburban housing estates, with a population over 16,000. Wikipedia.

I wonder whatever happened to Rockster and Harmony. Guess they never made it big. Obviously Limerick Civic Week Pop 78 Competition was a must win if you wanted to conquer the world. Perhaps we now know where the band went for inspiration in naming their 9th studio album  :o
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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 10:32:59 AM »
"Adam Clayton group leader" 

Well that was funny.  ;D

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Malahide is an affluent coastal settlement in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland, situated approximately 18 km north-east of Dublin city. It has a village center surrounded by suburban housing estates, with a population over 16,000. Wikipedia.

I wonder whatever happened to Rockster and Harmony. Guess they never made it big. Obviously Limerick Civic Week Pop 78 Competition was a must win if you wanted to conquer the world. Perhaps we now know where the band went for inspiration in naming their 9th studio album  :o
Well, Adam was their first "manager"...from what we've read, he was the one who worked so hard to get them a few gigs at the beginning. "Group leader"...hmmmm, that's questionable!
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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 11:49:11 AM »
They started out with country music lol


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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 01:48:57 PM »
"Adam Clayton group leader" 

Well that was funny.  ;D

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Malahide is an affluent coastal settlement in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland, situated approximately 18 km north-east of Dublin city. It has a village center surrounded by suburban housing estates, with a population over 16,000. Wikipedia.

I wonder whatever happened to Rockster and Harmony. Guess they never made it big. Obviously Limerick Civic Week Pop 78 Competition was a must win if you wanted to conquer the world. Perhaps we now know where the band went for inspiration in naming their 9th studio album  :o

Not quite sure what significance of Malahide was to U2 tbh...maybe it was simply emblematic of a 'shining city on a hill' as it is was most affluent area of the northside.

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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 03:51:24 PM »
"Adam Clayton group leader" 

Well that was funny.  ;D

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Malahide is an affluent coastal settlement in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland, situated approximately 18 km north-east of Dublin city. It has a village center surrounded by suburban housing estates, with a population over 16,000. Wikipedia.

I wonder whatever happened to Rockster and Harmony. Guess they never made it big. Obviously Limerick Civic Week Pop 78 Competition was a must win if you wanted to conquer the world. Perhaps we now know where the band went for inspiration in naming their 9th studio album  :o

Not quite sure what significance of Malahide was to U2 tbh...maybe it was simply emblematic of a 'shining city on a hill' as it is was most affluent area of the northside.

Was Adam Clayton from a well off family by chance? Or is he the one who was thrown out of school and later on in life bought a house on the hill overlooking that very school? 
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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 05:38:14 PM »
"Adam Clayton group leader" 

Well that was funny.  ;D

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Malahide is an affluent coastal settlement in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland, situated approximately 18 km north-east of Dublin city. It has a village center surrounded by suburban housing estates, with a population over 16,000. Wikipedia.

I wonder whatever happened to Rockster and Harmony. Guess they never made it big. Obviously Limerick Civic Week Pop 78 Competition was a must win if you wanted to conquer the world. Perhaps we now know where the band went for inspiration in naming their 9th studio album  :o

Not quite sure what significance of Malahide was to U2 tbh...maybe it was simply emblematic of a 'shining city on a hill' as it is was most affluent area of the northside.

Was Adam Clayton from a well off family by chance? Or is he the one who was thrown out of school and later on in life bought a house on the hill overlooking that very school?

Yes actually it's possible he might have grown up in Malahide, I can't remember. That school was on the other side of the city, I think he was a boarder. The school and house  - Danesmoate - where they recorded much of The Joshua Tree, are on the southside. Opposite end of the city to Malahide. When he was expelled he was sent to Mount Temple, that's were he met the others.

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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2021, 05:56:39 PM »
"Adam Clayton group leader" 

Well that was funny.  ;D

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Malahide is an affluent coastal settlement in Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland, situated approximately 18 km north-east of Dublin city. It has a village center surrounded by suburban housing estates, with a population over 16,000. Wikipedia.

I wonder whatever happened to Rockster and Harmony. Guess they never made it big. Obviously Limerick Civic Week Pop 78 Competition was a must win if you wanted to conquer the world. Perhaps we now know where the band went for inspiration in naming their 9th studio album  :o

Not quite sure what significance of Malahide was to U2 tbh...maybe it was simply emblematic of a 'shining city on a hill' as it is was most affluent area of the northside.

Was Adam Clayton from a well off family by chance? Or is he the one who was thrown out of school and later on in life bought a house on the hill overlooking that very school?

Yes actually it's possible he might have grown up in Malahide, I can't remember. That school was on the other side of the city, I think he was a boarder. The school and house  - Danesmoate - where they recorded much of The Joshua Tree, are on the southside. Opposite end of the city to Malahide. When he was expelled he was sent to Mount Temple, that's were he met the others.

I guess it was fate that he was expelled then otherwise u2 would be far less interesting or sophisticated  8)
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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2021, 06:23:19 PM »
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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 06:44:37 PM »
...U2 Malahide..? really? never heard that one

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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2021, 08:58:16 AM »
They probably assumed Adam was the band leader on account of his English accent.


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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 10:12:15 AM »
They probably assumed Adam was the band leader on account of his English accent.

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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2021, 11:08:31 AM »
It turns out that, yes, Adam grew up in Malahide.

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In 1987 she was in a relationship with Adam Clayton, the bass player with U2. “I cared a lot for him, and we enjoyed being in each other’s company.”

She stayed with him at his parents’ house in Malahide, Co Dublin, the night before U2 flew off to America on the Joshua Tree tour in April. “I went to the airport to wave them off. We decided to call it a day shortly after that.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/everyone-saw-me-as-a-party-girl-but-inside-i-wasnt-happy-how-clannads-moya-brennan-turned-tragedy-into-triumph-40217963.html

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Re: Former names of U2
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2021, 02:02:30 PM »
It turns out that, yes, Adam grew up in Malahide.

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In 1987 she was in a relationship with Adam Clayton, the bass player with U2. “I cared a lot for him, and we enjoyed being in each other’s company.”

She stayed with him at his parents’ house in Malahide, Co Dublin, the night before U2 flew off to America on the Joshua Tree tour in April. “I went to the airport to wave them off. We decided to call it a day shortly after that.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/everyone-saw-me-as-a-party-girl-but-inside-i-wasnt-happy-how-clannads-moya-brennan-turned-tragedy-into-triumph-40217963.html

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