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Waiting For U2

This is the story of three young girls whose lives are totally bound up with their fascination with the Irish rock group U2. They, like many of their peers, are infatuated with the worlds biggest band, the all male quartet, known as U2. (Broadcast 1989)

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Waiting For U2

Three young girls whose lives are totally bound up with their fascination with the pop and rock music group U2.

U2 are a rock band from in Dublin, Ireland. The band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion).

U2 formed in 1976 and by the mid-1980s, the band had become a top international act. Their success as a live act was greater than their success as a record selling act until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree.

U2 moved into the dance and alternative rock revolutions by reinventing themselves with their 1991 album Achtung Baby and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour.

Since 2000, U2 have pursued a more conventional rock sound that retains the influence of their previous musical explorations.

U2 have sold more than 145 million albums worldwide and have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band.

In 2005, the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

But in this documentary, way back then, in 1989, three young girls lives became totally bound up with their fascination of U2 as they were on their road to success.


Producer: Julian Vignoles

(May 29, 1989)

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

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