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Archive for July, 2007

One of the All-Time U2 Mysteries…

By on July 29, 2007 in Call for Help with 3 Comments

Bono and Gary Kasparov … did they ever face-off in that chess match? Back in July, 1993, Paul McGuinness bid £15,000 at a charity auction in London and won a match against world chess champion Gary Kasparov. It was written about in newspapers. Bono gave quotes saying he thought he could win, and promised to […]

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Zooropa was stolen, too…

By on July 23, 2007 in The Things You Learn with 3 Comments

You probably know about the Achtung Baby recording sessions being bootlegged after early recording tapes were stolen in early 1991. But did you know that Zooropa was also stolen before it was released, too? I had no idea. But there’s an article about it in this wonderful book of clippings that Teresa C. (@U2′s podcast […]

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Unanswered Questions…

By on July 19, 2007 in Call for Help with 2 Comments

Here are the still unresolved questions from the CALLS FOR HELP category: 1) When did Bono first meet Gavin? (I’ve got this in the book at around 1972-73.) 2) When was Dick Evans born? Where? 3) When did Bringing It All Back Home air on BBC/RTE? (Spring of 1991 is the best I can do […]

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Things I’ve Learned via U2Diary.com

By on July 19, 2007 in The Things You Learn with 0 Comments

Here’s a list of the resolved/answered questions I’ve posted so far in the CALLS FOR HELP category here on the blog: 1) Yes, Allen Ginsberg was at the PopMart Tour news conference in 1997. MTV even recorded Ginsberg reciting the lyrics to “Miami.” Sherry L. from @U2 helped on this one. 2) With your help, […]

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U2 Diary on @U2′s Podcast

By on July 16, 2007 in Promotion with 0 Comments

I think I forgot to mention this back when it happened…. Teresa Cook and I chatted a little while ago about U2 Diary on the @U2 Podcast. If you’d like to learn more about the book and how it came together, what I’m hoping fans will contribute, and stuff like that, check it out at […]

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