Sunday, September 25, 2016

"Drummer Seeks Musicians To Form Band"

Forty years ago today, six kids showed up at Larry Mullen's house in response to Larry Junior's handwritten note on his middle school's bulletin board.  Two were friends of the would-be guitarist who ended up as the singer, and one was the older brother of the actual guitarist.  The other three and Larry Junior ended up becoming one of the biggest bands of all time and they're still performing together all these years later with no additions or subtractions to the band's lineup.  Of all the unlikely factors that went into U2's rise to fame, the fact that it's still the four core guys after four decades is perhaps the most mind-blowing.

U2, thanks for being the soundtrack to my life and I wish you all the best on your anniversary.  Now, since I'm nothing if not ungrateful, release that damned new album!

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