Today in 1978, first time they used the name U2

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Today in 1978, first time they used the name U2
« on: March 18, 2024, 07:04:09 PM »



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Re: Today in 1978, first time they used the name U2
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2024, 07:16:15 PM »
the article states that the full band name is 'U2 Malahide', not simply 'U2'.

Never heard that name before.  When did they shorten it to just U2?  Anyone else ever hear that name?

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Re: Today in 1978, first time they used the name U2
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2024, 07:25:55 PM »
the article states that the full band name is 'U2 Malahide', not simply 'U2'.

Never heard that name before.  When did they shorten it to just U2?  Anyone else ever hear that name?

I see that as a mistake by the reporter.

The photo caption says ďU2 from Malahide, DublinĒ
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Re: Today in 1978, first time they used the name U2
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2024, 08:00:53 PM »





Someone colorized those photos. The originals were all black and white.

46 years ago. They were still 2 years away at that point from the record deal with Island Records. Still had to finish High School.

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Re: Today in 1978, first time they used the name U2
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2024, 08:04:02 PM »
and they had yet to introduce the ridiculous monikers 'Bono' and 'The Edge'.

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Re: Today in 1978, first time they used the name U2
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2024, 11:48:14 PM »
and they had yet to introduce the ridiculous monikers 'Bono' and 'The Edge'.

I never had issues with those monikers, really.

No big difference from Sting or Madonna. Boy George was ridiculous, though.

And Prince took it to another level with his unpronounceable symbol.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2024, 11:44:33 AM »
Yeah I donít care about the names. Iím fine with Boy George as well.


Ö But Madonna doesnít belong on that list. Thatís her government name.

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Re: Today in 1978, first time they used the name U2
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2024, 12:00:33 PM »
Yeah I donít care about the names. Iím fine with Boy George as well.


Ö But Madonna doesnít belong on that list. Thatís her government name.

True that.
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Re: Today in 1978, first time they used the name U2
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2024, 02:59:41 PM »
Yeah I donít care about the names. Iím fine with Boy George as well.


Ö But Madonna doesnít belong on that list. Thatís her government name.

Iíll drop you a Madonna and raise you a Cher
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