August 8, 1961

U2’s guitar player “The Edge” was born David Evans in Essex, England on this day in 1961. His family moved to Dublin a year later, and in 1976 after spotting a note at school about starting a band, The Edge teamed up with Bono. After their debut album in 1980, “Boy,” U2 began to gather a great deal of attention. For a short period in 1981, he considered leaving the band, but eventually decided not to. The Edge is known for his low-key style of playing and his use of feedback delay.

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