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Summary

Bono (born as Paul David Hewson in Glasnevin, County Dublin, Ireland) is a famous Musician from Ireland, he is 58 years old and still alive, born May 10, 1960.

Biography

Paul David Hewson, better known under the pseudonym Bono (shortened from Bono Vox, the Latin "good voice"), is the frontman of the Irish rock band U2 and is one of the world's most influential people, according to USA Today and Time Magazine. He has also held the role as Dr. Robert in Beatles musical Across the Universe.

Paul Hewson was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. His father, Bobby, was a Roman Catholic, while her mother, Iris, was Anglican, and Bono was raised with a strong religious faith but without affiliation to any church. His mother died when he was fourteen, and his father raised Bono and his brother Norman on his own.

Bono is not excelled in school, and was best known for being good at both talking to himself and to win discussions. This ability made him a popular man among his fellow students. He loved the dramatic, and also took part in the school theater. His closest circle consisted of an artist sprouts, and it was from one of these, Guggi, that he was nicknamed Bono Vox.

In 1976, he replied in a note posted by Larry Mullen Jr. at the school where Mullen searched for members of a new group. The band that was formed was eventually U2. Bono actually had ambitions to be a guitarist, but a lack of motor skills led him behind the microphone stand instead. Singing voice was not much to brag about at first, but he had a charisma that made the other band members wanted to keep him. And it is this radiation that has made U2 the world's biggest bands. The voice has definitely improved, but Bono himself has stated on numerous occasions that he sees himself as a great singer and that he wants to be better. Yet he has touched and engaged numerous with his voice and his lyrics. Bono has always been politically active, and have used their position to spread their message. In the 80s he was even in Africa to help starving people, and supported campaigns such as Live Aid. He was also strongly against terrorist acts in Ireland, as particularly expressed through the phrase "Fuck the revolution" in the concert film Rattle And Hum In the early 90th century did Bono self-mockery of the self solemn poseurs many believed he had been through the stage characters The Mirror Ball Man (a parody of TV evangelists worldwide) and Mr. MacPhisto (a mixture of devil and Elvis).


Bono and former IMF director Horst Koehler to discuss debt relief during a meeting in Prague in 2000

After the 90-century irony-trip, Bono has again fought for the poor. Through its status as lead singer for one of the world's biggest rock bands, and politicians' PR frenzy, he conceded that few rockers have been before him and spread his message about deleting the debts of countries in the Third World. He was one of the faces in both the Jubilee 2000 and Make Poverty History campaign and used U2's last tour as a pulpit to help world's poor. He has also been started and the organization DATA (Debt AIDS Trade Africa). For his tireless work has Bono been repeatedly mentioned as one of the nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize.

In addition to keeping good political speeches, and he is good to praise other artists who have inspired him. The speeches he has given Bob Marley and Bruce Springsteen at the inclusion in the Rock'n Roll Hall Of Fame has been memorable. The same was the speech he gave on Frank Sinatra the Grammy Awards in 1994.

He is still married to his girlfriend from high school, Alison "Ali" Stewart and the couple has four children - Jordan (b. 1989), Memphis Eve (b. 1991), Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q (b. 1999) and John Abraham (f . 2001). They still live in Bono's hometown, Dublin.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Bono, under the main topic Music.

Related authors: Michael Hutchence, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Horst Koehler

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono

Famous quotes by Bono (20)


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"My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them"
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"Rock 'n' roll is ridiculous. It's absurd. In the past, U2 was trying to duck that. Now we're wrapping our arms around it and giving it a great big kiss"
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"It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio"
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"Ethiopia didn't just blow my mind; it opened my mind. Anyway, on our last day at this orphanage a man handed me his baby and said, 'Would you take my son with you?' He knew, in Ireland, that his son would live, and that in Ethiopia, his son would die"
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"Books! I dunno if I ever told you this, but books are the greatest gift one person can give another"
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"Music can change the world because it can change people"
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"U2 is an original species... there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone"
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"Music can change the world because it can change people"
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"As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both"
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"You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice. It makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties. It doubts our concern. It questions our commitment. Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa, and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else"
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"What turns me on about the digital age, what excited me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop"
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"To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater"
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"So what we're talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we're facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality"
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"Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it's to have any meaning in this world - and stop being its apologist"
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"We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong"
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"The less you know, the more you believe"
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"It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition"
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"Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We're standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade"
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"You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong"
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"The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this"


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