A day-by-day history of U2, now in its second edition.

Call for Help

Things I’m hoping you might be able to help with in some way.

When did Dave Fanning interview Robert Plant?

By on December 17, 2010 in Call for Help with 2 Comments

In Dave Fanning’s new book, The Thing Is…, he mentions doing an interview with Robert Plant on RTE radio in “late 1983.” But there’s no exact date. (sigh) The reason this matters is that, according to Fanning, Bono came to the studio to meet Plant and listen to the interview in person. Would love to […]

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Solved: Bono sings “The First Time”

By on December 5, 2010 in Call for Help with 0 Comments

With great thanks to both Merrin and Raul, the previous post asking when and where Bono sang an acoustic version of “The First Time” has been solved: October 1992 while U2 was performing at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. (I was at the October 30 concert!) As you can read in the comments of that […]

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Bono sings “The First Time” acoustic – When? Where?

By on November 22, 2010 in Call for Help with 8 Comments

Many months ago, a U2 fan named Tim sent me a clip of Bono singing “The First Time” on an acoustic guitar. Well, I assume it’s him playing (and not Edge) because he says, right in the middle of the clip, something about having a hard time singing when he’s playing guitar. Tim thinks this […]

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Are You Up for a Group Reading Project?

By on November 9, 2010 in Call for Help with 0 Comments

In addition to three years of new material (2008-2010), the second edition of U2 – A Diary will have an appendix in the back with new information that was missed in the original book. That appendix will also include corrections of what was published in the first book. And I’m hoping to find some U2 […]

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Dalton Brothers Accept 3 U2 Awards – When?

By on November 2, 2010 in Call for Help with 2 Comments

One of my big regrets from the first book is that I have no mention of this in it: I’m sure most (if not all( of you are familiar with that video of the Dalton Brothers accepting three awards on behalf of U2. But I have no idea what date it happened, what awards show […]

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