Adam Clayton
(1960-present)

Aged 59

Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960) is an English-born Irish musician best known as the bass guitarist of the Irish rock band U2. He has resided in County Dublin since the time his family moved to Malahide when he was five years old in 1965. Clayton is well known for his bass playing on songs such as "Gloria", "New Year's Day", "Bullet the Blue Sky", "With or Without You", "Mysterious Ways", "Get on Your Boots", and "Magnificent". He has worked on several solo projects throughout his career, such as his work with fellow band member Larry Mullen, Jr. on the theme of 1996's Mission: Impossible. Clayton, as a part of U2, has won 22 Grammy Awards.

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band member of U2

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What Adam Clayton called "The exact point of becoming U2" occurred here on March 18th 1978 when the band, performing as U2 for the first time, won the Limerick Civic Week Pop Group '78 competition

Shannon Street, Newtown, Limerick, Ireland where they What he called "The exact point of becoming U2" occurred here (1978) and performed (1978)