Here are some unanswered questions that I jotted down over the past few months while re-reading the books on my U2 bookcase.
BILL FLANAGAN – U2 AT THE END OF THE WORLD
I have the UK hardback version, so my page references will be wrong for those of you with any other version.
1.) Pg. 31-32 talks about Paul McGuinness going to Eastern Europe to buy the Trabants for Zoo TV. This had to be sometime in 1991, but I’d like to at least narrow it down to a specific month if possible.
2.) Pg. 35 talks about a dinner meeting they had with Alain Levy, the top dog at Polygram. Would be nice to have a date on this.
3.) Pg. 42 – Edge talks about seeing The Jam in Dun Laoghaire in 1980, but gives no date. This page talks about a “UK Tour” from October 26 to November 19, but there are other UK dates scattered throughout the year. I’d love to have an exact date on this. I emailed the site and never got a reply.
4.) Pg. 105 – mentions Bono meeting T-Bone Burnett in 1985 and writing a song together (“Having a Great Time, Wish You Were Her”), but I need at least the month they met and/or recorded.
MARK TAYLOR – U2
This is one of those CD-sized books that came out in the 90s. It’s actually pretty good for what it is. I don’t have page numbers for these references, but….
5.) The book says Paul Hewson started a disco club at Mt. Temple called “The Web.” Say what? I’ve found no other info. on that.
6.) It also says Bono wrote two songs in October, 1985, when he was doing the Sun City stuff — “Silver and Gold” and a tune called “This I’ve Got To Stop.” I’ve found no other info. on the second song.
HANK BORDOWITZ – THE U2 READER
This book is a collection of news articles covering U2’s history.
7.) On pg. 105, Howie B makes a comment about Edge attending cooking classes “every Monday at 4 o’clock.” This would’ve been in August, 1996, during the Pop recording sessions. I’d love to know if Edge really took cooking classes, or was Howie B just making a flip comment?
8.) On pg. 257, there’s mention that Bono attended a concert in Dun Laoghaire by The Damned. As best I can tell, this should be late 1980s or early 1990s.
That’s enough for now………thanks in advance for any help! Previous calls for help that have now become mysteries can be found in this post.