U2 Slide Show Demonstration

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U2 Slide Show Demonstration

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

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