"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
The Picture of Dorian Grey mentioned in the song 'The Ocean' is a novel by Oscar Wilde, the Irish author who has been a huge influence on Bono's lyrics. In referring to it, Bono mocks his own vanity in thinking a rock star can change the world.