U2

6th June 2012, Adam Clayton’s former personal assistant and housekeeper went on trial, accused of stealing almost 3m euros (£2.4m) from the U2 bass player. Carol Hawkins, from Dublin, pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 181 counts of theft. She was accused of stealing money from two of Clayton’s bank accounts over […]

9th March 1987, U2 released their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree which features the singles ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, and ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’. The album became the fastest selling in UK history and the first album to sell over a million CDs, spending a total of 201 […]

28th February 1983, U2 released their third studio album War. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the album has come to be regarded as U2’s first overtly political album, in part because of songs like ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘New Year’s Day.’ War became the band’s first No.1 album in the UK (knocking Michael Jackson’s Thriller from […]

A-Z of music. Today is U for U2: Do you have a favourite track or album? See our 25 U2 facts: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/u2 U2 U2 have released 13 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide. Read it here


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