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u2youngU2 has been a super band for years and it all started in Larry Mullen's kitchen when the guys were all about 14 years old.  It's amazing the band was able to not only make it, but last so long.  As the story goes Larry Mullen put up a flyer at his secondary school looking for people to join his band. All four current memebers showed up as well as The Edge's brother and two other guys. The band was originally called "Feeback" and then they switched to "The Hype".  At some point fairly early on the other potential members left the band and you had these four guys.  They won a St. Patrick's Day talent show in 1978 and the rest is history. I wonder if Mullen (who is second on the left in this young picture of the band) really ever thought they would become rock stars or if he just thought it would be cool to be part of a band while in high school?  And what was the key ingredient that made them successful?  Is it just dumb luck?  Is it their destiny?  Perhaps a little of  both.  I also wonder how many other potential super bands have been out there and just missed making it big?  Who came in second at the 1978 St. Patrick's Day talent show?  What would have happened if  U2 came in second? They didn't  and they've been making great music for about 25  years. We have all kinds of cool stuff planned for today as we celebrate U2's day on Triple M.  In the morning Kitty and I will be playing U2 covering some of their favorite artists at 8am.  Pat will have some cool live stuff in the Radio Deli at noon and then Gabby will play some rare stuff from U2 around 3pm. Of  course, the band will take over our radio station tonight at 8pm live and then we have an awesome concert they performed back in 1987 at the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago.

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