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what they said
"I'd spent an evening with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, and another guy called Peter Wolf who used to be in the J. Geils group. They were sitting around the piano, singing these old '50's and '60's pop songs, and blues songs and bluegrass songs. It seems like my record collection didn't go back that far."
- Bono on his inspiration for Silver And Gold, 1986
did you know
Bono wrote the song 'Out of Control' on his 18th birthday. It is about a feeling of having no control. Nothing changes now that your eighteen and never does. Feeling the pain from his mothers death and having no control over that or anything else.