"We want to sell records. We want to be big. Independent labels are all very well, but mostly they preach to the converted. We don't want to be a cult."
- Bono, September 1979, prior to having a record deal
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.