"Most bands fall apart because people tend to lose sight of how they can do better if they cooperate with one another, as opposed to working as a solo artist. In our case, we figured that early in life."
- Edge on staying this long together as U2, 2019
did you know
In September 1976, Larry Mullen, Jr. posted a notice on Mount Temple Comprehensive School's bulletin board to form a band. With seven responses to Larry's note, the band which were known at the time as The Hype, The Larry Mullen Band, Feedback and later U2 is whittled down to four as seen from 1980's debut Boy to the current day.