"My brother Richard, known as Dick, was also a guitar player. In fact, he picked up the guitar before me. The guitar that I learned the first open chords on was a guitar my mother bought, cost a pound. I told her it was the best pound she had ever spend. My brother learned to play guitar on it but I also learned my first chords on it."
- The Edge, 2022
did you know
Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.