"I'd no idea what it would be but I knew it would be this big. I knew it the first time I saw them. I could have been wrong but I only needed to be right once. I saw this band and decided to risk everything on them."
- Paul McGuinness, 1987
did you know
In 1999, a bag holding personal papers and a laptop computer containing lyrics for the ATYCLB album was taken from Bono's car. Bono offered a reward of £2,000 for the return of the computer. An Irish man returned the laptop after having bought it for £300 thinking it was from a reputable source. He realised it was Bono's when he saw a picture of the singer's child Elijah Bob on the screen, prompting him to contact U2's management.