"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
During the recording sessions of Achtung Baby, the band were working on a primitive version of Mysterious Ways called 'Sick Puppy'. During these versions, The Edge improvised a chord progression that the rest of the band worked with. From that chord progression the song 'One' was born, ultimately changing the outlook of the sessions and more importantly, keeping the band together.