25th 1976 Larry Mullen Jr. posted a notice on the board at Mount
Temple High School looking for band members and in the end only six people responded.
Larry on drums, Paul (Bono) on lead vocals; David (The Edge) and his brother
Dick on guitar and rounding out the band Adam on bass guitar. Larry was the leader of the band for about 10
minutes until Bono walked in the room. The band first name was “Feedback”
before changing to “The Hype” in 1977 before the foursome settled on U2 around
1978. The boys won a talent competition in Limerick and that is the start of
something ever lasting. Behind the music series can give you a better insight to the band and the boys.
U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the all-time best-selling music artists, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, and The Edge's Music Rising.