"I went to see a doctor here in Rome because my voice was sore, my voice was very sore but he told me, he told me he wanted me to sing in Rome because the people of Rome would sing for me."- Bono, 27/05/1987"
"one of their most underrated, darkest ones, hidden pearl"
what they said
"America is a song to me. I caught the melody line early when my life needed saving, as a teenager in Dublin. America's song came on the radio like a surge of static electricity, knocked me outta my bed, knocked me outta my head. This song sounded like Elvis, sounded like Bob Dylan, sounded like Aretha Franklin, and sounded like Johnny Cash. Joey Ramon. Sounded like Jack Kennedy. Bobby Kennedy. Sounded like King. Bob Dylan sounded like the Declaration of Independence with a harmonica and guitar."
- Bono, acceptance speech J. William Fulbright Prize, 2022