"The name U2 is nothing else but a letter and a number. We just wanted to come up with a name that would people make up their own mind about the group: U2, what kind of a band is that? We could've called ourselves The Snobs or Deep Zeppelin but we wanted an original name, a simple name."
- Bono, 1983
did you know
Bono made his first live solo appearance on April 30, 1989, at a fundraising event in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, singing his own musical adaptations of two poems by William Butler Yeats.