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demonstration slideshow originally done on Corel Presentations, but animations didn't convert when changed to MS Powerpoint

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    • U2 The world’s most influential band By Mr. Herr
    • The Band BONO
      • Born Paul David Hewson in Ballymun, Dublin on May 10th 1960
      • “ Bono” comes from a nickname he got when he was a teenager. Shortened from “Bono Vox”
      • Guitar, vocals and songwriting
      • Leader of the band
    • The Band The Edge
      • born David Howell Evans in East London on 8th August 1961
      • Nickname comes from his “edgy” guitar style
      • Lead guitar, back-up vocals, and songwriting
      • Loves to wear different styles of hats or bandanas
    • The Band Adam Clayton born Adam Charles Clayton in Oxfordshire, England on 13th March 1960
      • Known as the rebel or party guy of the group
      • Bass guitar, back-up vocals, songwriting
      • Oldest member of the band
    • The Band Larry Mullins Jr.
      • Born Lawrence Mullen in Artane, Dublin on 31st October 1961
      • founder of the group and backbone of the band
      • Drums, back-up vocals, and song writing
      • The shy, quiet one
    • How it all began:
      • Dublin, Ireland 1976
      • Mount Temple High School
      • Larry puts up an ad on bulletin board at school
      • U2 begins playing live shows within a year or two
      • Eventually, they will play before crowds of 160,000 or more
    • Discography
      • BOY (1980) sold 2,490,467 copies
      • OCTOBER (1981) 2,360,717 copies
      • WAR (1983) 6,551,395 copies
    • Discography (2)
      • UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY (live) (1983) 7,556,582 copies
      • The UNFORGETTABLE FIRE (1984) 6,255,826 copies
      • WIDE AWAKE IN AMERICA (live) (1985) 1,743,610 copies (EP)
    • Discography (3)
      • The JOSHUA TREE (1987) 14,805,257 copies
      • RATTLE and HUM (live) (1989) 9,274,502 (album/movie)
      • ACHTUNG BABY (1991) 9,763,275 copies
    • Discography (4)
      • ZOOROPA (1993) 6,079,158 copies
      • POP (1993) 6,079,158 copies
      • BEST OF U2 1980-1990 (1998)
    • Discography (5)
      • ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND (2000)
      • BEST OF U2 1990-2000 (2002)
      • HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB (2004)
    • NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
      • 22 Grammy Awards (8 in the last two years)
      • 15 Gold Albums (500,000 sold)
      • 15 Platinum Albums (1,000,000 sold)
      • 15 Multi-Platinum Albums (2,000,000 sold)
      • Sold >170 million albums worldwide
      • 9 MTV Awards
      • 7 Brit Awards
      • 2004 - U2 inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
    • LIVE AID July 13, 1985 July 13, 1985
      • Benefit concert to raise $ for famine relief
      • Turning point in the band’s career
      • Staged in London, UK and Philadelphia, PA
      • 160, 000 fans attended (70,000 in UK, and 90,000 in USA (simulcast)
      • Viewed on TV by 1.5 Billion viewers in 100 countries worldwide
      • Live 8 in 2005
    • Politics and Advocacy U2, especially Bono, has championed may political causes:
      • Human Rights (Amnesty International)
      • Anti-Poverty
      • Third World Debt Relief:
      • Aid and development of poor countries
      • Natural disaster relief
      Use your personal gifts to make the world better
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
      • “ U2,&quot; WIKIPEDIA, February 2007, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2>
      • “ U2&quot;, U2.com , February 2007, <http://www.u2.com/>
      • O’Toole, Seamus, U2: The Band, the Music, the Phenomenon Dublin: Erin Publishing Co. 1997
      • Most pictures from Google Images