Adam Clayton

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Adam Clayton

Musician, best known as the bassist of the Irish rock band U2 add

Category: Music

Born in 1960.

Countries: United States (43%), Ireland (29%), United Kingdom (29%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: U2, Charles B. Rangel, Bono

Linked to: Mount Temple Comprehensive School, St. Columba's College, Dublin, Ashdown Engineering, Ibanez




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Adam Clayton was born in 1960 add something


Clayton has resided in County Dublin since the time his family moved to Malahide when he was five years old in 1965 add something


Charles B. Rangel - In 1970, Rangel ran for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, challenging long-time incumbent Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., in the Democratic primary in New York's 18th congressional district.


Bono - On 25 September 1976, Bono, David Evans , his brother Dik, and Adam Clayton responded to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band


Clayton can be heard speaking on "Tomorrow " a song from U2's 1981 album "October" add something


In 1981, around the time of U2's second, spiritually charged album, "October", a rift was created in the band between Clayton and McGuinness, and the three other band members add something


Clayton has sung on several occasion, including on the song "Endless Deep", the B-side to the single "Two Hearts Beat As One" from 1983 add something


Clayton sung backup vocals on "I Will Follow" during live performances in 1983 and 1984 add something


He played on Robbie Robertson's self-titled album from 1987, and has performed with Maria McKee add something


He joined U2 producer Daniel Lanois and bandmate Larry Mullen Jr. on Lanois's 1989 album "Acadie", playing the bass on the songs "Still Water" and "Jolie Louise" add something


Clayton made international headlines in August 1989 when he was arrested in Dublin carrying a small amount of marijuana add something


Sharon Shannon - Shannon began her own recording career in 1989, working with producer John Dunford and musicians such as Adam Clayton, Mike Scott and Steve Wickham


During the early 1990s, he dated and was engaged to British supermodel Naomi Campbell add something


Clayton played on the song "The Marguerita Suite" on Sharon Shannon's self-titled debut album which was released in October 1991 add something


Naomi Campbell - In 1993, she became engaged to U2 bassist Adam Clayton


In 1994, Clayton played bass along with bandmate Larry Mullen Jr. on Nanci Griffith's album "Flyer", playing on the songs "These Days in an Open Book", "Don't Forget About Me", "On Grafton Street" and "This Heart" add something


Charles B. Rangel - He did face another primary challenge in 1994, when two-term New York City Councilman Adam Clayton Powell IV ran and held Rangel to 58 percent of the vote.


In 1995, after the Zoo TV Tour and "Zooropa" album, Clayton headed to New York with bandmate Mullen to receive formal training in the bass; until Clayton had been entirely self-taught add something


Mission: Impossible - An electronic dance version of the theme song by U2 bandmates Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton was released in 1996, to coincide with the release of the Tom Cruise movie


Since 1998's Popmart tour Clayton has not sung live in any capacity for the band add something


He featured on Little Steven's 1999 album Born Again Savage add something


He had a long-standing relationship with Suzanne "Susie" Smith, a former assistant to Paul McGuinness; they were engaged in 2006, but the pair broke up in February 2007 add something


According to the Sunday Independent, he fathered a son in 2010 add something


Salman Rushdie - In 2010, U2 bassist Adam Clayton recalled that " Bono had been calling Salman Rushdie from the stage every night on the Zoo TV tour.


In 2011 the Fender Custom Shop produced a limited-edition signature Precision Bass built to his own specifications in a limited run of 60 pieces, featuring an alder body and a gold sparkle finish add something


The PA denied the charges but in 2012 was convicted by a jury of 181 counts of theft and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment add something


On the 4th of September 2013 Clayton married his long term girlfriend Mariana de Carvalho in Dublin with close friends and family attending add something


On 4 September 2013, Clayton married Mariana de Carvalho, a Brazilian supermodel, in a ceremony in Dublin add something


On 26 June 2017, Clayton received the Stevie Ray Vaughan award at the MusiCares 13th annual MAP Fund Benefit Concert in recognition of his commitment to helping others with addiction recovery add something


Adam and his wife Mariana announced the arrival of their first baby on 25 July 2017 add something