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Knowledge Identifier: +Bono



Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2 add

Category: Music

Born in 1960.

Countries: United States (49%), United Kingdom (18%), (10%)

Main connections: U2, Ali Hewson, The Edge

Linked to: Associated Press, Elevation Partners, Apple Inc., Converse




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Bono was born in 1960 add something


Hewson has been known as "Bono" since the late 1970s add something


Bono was 14 when his mother died on 10 September 1974 after suffering a cerebral aneurysm at her father's funeral add something


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 add something


Paul Weller - Weller appeared on 1984's Band Aid record "Do They Know It's Christmas-" and was called upon to mime the absent Bono's lyrics on "Top of the Pops"


Bono and U2 performed on Amnesty's Conspiracy Of Hope tour of the United States in 1986 alongside Sting add something


In a 1986 interview with "Rolling Stone" magazine, Bono explained that he was motivated to become involved in social and political causes by seeing one of the "Secret Policeman's Ball" benefit shows, staged by John Cleese and producer Martin Lewis for the human-rights organisation Amnesty International in 1979 add something


Fela Kuti - In 1986, Fela performed in Giants Stadium in New Jersey as part of the Amnesty International A Conspiracy of Hope concert, sharing the bill with Bono, Carlos_Santana, and The Neville Brothers.


Following the Enniskillen bombing that left 11 dead and 63 injured on 8 November 1987, the Provisional IRA paramilitaries threatened to kidnap Bono. IRA supporters attacked a vehicle carrying the band members add something


Ali Hewson - In 1987, Bono described their marriage by saying, "She will not be worn like a brooch


Rattle and Hum - During the Joshua Tree tour, in mid-November 1987, Bono and Bob Dylan met in Los_Angeles; together they wrote a song called "Prisoner of Love" which later became "Love Rescue Me"


Armand Vaillancourt - On November 11, 1987, the fountain became the object of an incident involving U2's singer Bono


Ali Hewson - Bono wrote the lyric of the 1988 song "All I Want Is You" as a meditation to the idea of commitment


Rattle and Hum - In 1989, while at a press tour in Sydney, Australia , Bono stated, "making movies: that's the nonsense of rock & roll", which "Rolling Stone" magazine claimed was almost an apology for the film


U2's sound and focus dramatically changed with their 1991 album, "Achtung Baby" add something


In 1992, Bono, along with the Edge, bought and refurbished Dublin 's two-star 70-bedroom Clarence Hotel, and converted it into a five-star 49-bedroom hotel add something


Disco ball - The band released promotional disco balls to promote the band's album "Pop", the single "Discothèque", and lead singer Bono sported the alter-ego of "Mirror Ball Man" during their 1992 tour Zoo TV Tour


Satellite of Love - The song was given added exposure in 1992-1993 by its regular use on U2's satellite-themed Zoo TV Tour, where Bono sang it as a duet with a prerecorded video image of Reed


Maurice Seezer - In 1993, he co-wrote "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart" along with Friday and Bono, which was performed by Sinéad O'Connor for the Jim Sheridan Academy Award-nominated film "In the Name of the Father"


Sinead O'Connor - The 1993 soundtrack to the film "In the Name of the Father" featured "You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart", with significant contributions from U2 frontman Bono


The Edge - He and fellow U2 member, Bono, wrote the theme of the 1995 James Bond film "GoldenEye"


Tina Turner - In 1995, Turner returned to recording with the title track for the James Bond film, Goldeneye, written by U2's Bono and The Edge.


On Michael Hutchence's 1999 posthumous eponymous album, Bono completed a recording of "Slide Away" as a duet with Hutchence add something


Since 1999, Bono has become increasingly involved in campaigning for third-world debt relief and raising awareness of the plight of Africa, including the AIDS pandemic add something


Bruce Springsteen - Springsteen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 by Bono of U2, a favor he returned in 2005


Roy Orbison - U2 frontman Bono holds Orbison as a standard in musical creativity, commenting in 1999, "The thing people don't talk about enough as far as I'm concerned is how innovative this music was, how radical in terms of its songwriting


Bob Geldof - Along with U2's Bono, he has devoted much time since 2000 to campaigning for debt relief for developing countries


Milla Jovovich - In 2000, Jovovich appeared as the troubled Eloise in The Million Dollar Hotel, a film based on a concept story by Bono of the band U2 and Nicholas Klein.


Pope John Paul II - In 2000, he publicly endorsed the Jubilee 2000 campaign on African debt relief fronted by Irish rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono, once famously interrupting a U2 recording session by telephoning the studio and asking to speak to Bono.


U2 - Since 2000, Bono's campaigning has included Jubilee 2000 with Bob Geldof, Muhammad Ali, and others to promote the cancellation of third world debt during the Great Jubilee


The organisation DATA was established in 2002 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, along with activists from the Jubilee 2000 Drop the Debt Campaign add something


Bob Geldof - Bob Geldof worked closely with DATA , an organisation founded by U2's Bono in 2002 to promote debt-relief, third world trade and AIDS relief in Africa


U2 - In January 2002, Bono co-founded the multinational NGO, DATA, with the aim of improving the social, political, and financial state of Africa


African Well Fund - It was founded in October 2002 by a group of U2 fans who were inspired by frontman Bono's May 2002 visit to poor sections of Africa along with former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill


Bono has won numerous awards with U2, including 22 Grammy awards and the 2003 Golden Globe award for best original song, "The Hands That Built America", for the film "Gangs of New York" add something


The Corrs - In 2003, Andrea Corr recorded "Time Enough for Tears", written by Bono and Gavin Friday for the film "In America"


Michael Stipe - It's an extraordinary voice," said U2's Bono in 2003


In 2004, he was awarded the Pablo Neruda International Presidential Medal of Honour from the Government of Chile add something


Elevation Partners - Elevation is perhaps best known for its association with Bono, lead singer of the musical group U2, who joined the company shortly after its creation in 2004


Scissor Sisters - In 2004, Bono, lead vocalist of rock band U2, described Scissor Sisters as "the best pop group in the world"


Silver Lake Partners - In 2004, McNamee left Silver Lake to found Elevation Partners, an entertainment and media focused private equity firm, together with Bono


The Corrs - They have performed in numerous charity concerts such as the Prince's Trust event in 2004 and Live 8 alongside Bono in 2005


Also in 2005, he received the Portuguese Order of Liberty for his humanitarian work add something


Bono is on the board of the Elevation Partners private-equity firm, which attempted to purchase Eidos Interactive in 2005 and has since gone on to invest in other entertainment businesses add something


Geldof and Bono later collaborated to organise the 2005 Live 8 project, where U2 performed add something


In 2005 he recorded a version of Don't Give Up with Alicia Keys, with proceeds going to Keep a Child Alive add something


In 2005, "Time" named Bono a Person of the Year along with Bill and Melinda Gates add something


In 2005, the U2 band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in their first year of eligibility add something


In contrast, in 2005, Bono spoke on CBC Radio, alleging Prime Minister Martin was being slow about increasing Canada's foreign aid add something


In early 2005, Bono, his wife Ali Hewson, and New York-based Irish fashion designer Rogan Gregory launched the socially conscious line EDUN in an attempt to shift the focus in Africa from aid to trade add something


On 3 April 2005, Bono paid a personal tribute to John Paul II and called him "a street fighter and a wily campaigner on behalf of the world's poor add something


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Bill and Melinda Gates, along with the musician Bono, were named by "Time" as Persons of the Year 2005 for their charitable work


Edun Live on Campus - Edun Live is a sister brand of Edun Apparel Ltd, or EDUN, the clothing label founded in 2005 by U2 singer Bono, his wife, Ali Hewson, and clothing designer Rogan Gregory, a 1995 Miami graduate


EDUN - In 2005, Hewson, Bono and designer Rogan Gregory co-founded the Edun label


Ali Hewson - In 2005, Hewson, Bono and designer Rogan Gregory co-founded the &Edun fashion label


Jack Clement - In 2005, a documentary on Clement entitled "Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan" was created by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville, pieced together from Clement's home videos and interviews with peers, including Jerry Lee Lewis and Bono


Michael Hutchence - In a 2005 interview, Bono regretted that he had not spent more time with Hutchence


Jenny Scheinman - She has collaborated and played with Linda Perry, Norah Jones, Nels Cline, Lou Reed, Ani Difranco, Bruce Cockburn, Aretha Franklin, Lucinda Williams, Bono, and Bill Frisell and has produced several critically acclaimed CDs of her own including one of the Top Ten Albums of 2005 by the New York Times


Bill Gates - "Time" collectively named Gates, his wife Melinda and U2's lead singer Bono as the 2005 Persons of the Year for their humanitarian efforts


Big Red Software - On 21 March 2005, Eidos Interactive received a takeover bid from Elevation Partners, the private equity firm owned by former Electronic Arts president John Riccitiello and with a number of notable partners, including U2's lead singer Bono


Eidos Interactive - On 21 March 2005, Eidos received a takeover bid from Elevation Partners, the private equity firm owned by former Electronic Arts president John Riccitiello and with a number of notable partners, including U2's lead singer Bono


The Corrs - During the Edinburgh Live 8 on 2 July 2005, the Corrs performed "When the Stars Go Blue" alongside Bono to promote the Make Poverty History campaign, which aimed to increase awareness and pressure governments into taking actions towards relieving absolute poverty


As of 2006, Bono has taken piano lessons from his children's piano teacher as a means to improve his songwriting add something


Sunday Bloody Sunday - During 2006 Australian shows, in Brisbane, Bono asked for Australian Terrorism suspect David Hicks to be brought home and tried under Australian laws


Tony Kaye (director) - He won a Grammy in 2006 for the famous Johnny Cash video "God's Gonna Cut You Down" with cameo appearances by Bono, Johnny_Depp, Kanye West, Patti Smith, Terrence Howard, Iggy Pop, The Dixie Chicks, Brian Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Keith Richards, Chris Martin, Sharon Stone, Lisa Marie Presley, Flea, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Peter Blake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jones, Jay-Z, Kris Kristofferson, Owen Wilson, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Amy Lee


Forbes - In 2006, an investment group Elevation Partners that includes rock star Bono bought a minority interest in the company


Rick Santorum - In 2006, rock musician and humanitarian Bono said of Santorum, "he has been a defender of the most vulnerable


U2 - Product Red, a 2006 for-profit brand seeking to raise money for the Global Fund, was founded, in part, by Bono. The ONE Campaign, originally the US counterpart of Make Poverty History, was shaped by his efforts and vision


David A. Stewart - The pilot aired on HBO on 24 November 2006 and featured Bono and The Edge from U2


Bono and his bandmates were criticised in 2007 for moving part of their multi-million euro song catalogue from Ireland to Amsterdam six months before Ireland ended a tax exemption on musicians' royalties add something


Bono received the NAACP Image award's Chairman's award in 2007 add something


In 2007, Bono was named in the UK's New Years Honours List as an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire add something


In May 2007, MTV reported that Bono was writing the foreword for a collection of poetry entitled "Third Rail" add something


On 24 May 2007, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia announced that Bono would receive the Philadelphia Liberty Medal on 27 September 2007 for his work to end world poverty and hunger add something


Bono attended the conference, which was held in June 2007 add something


Bono was a special guest editor of the July 2007 issue of "Vanity Fair" magazine add something


Further criticism came in November 2007, when Bono's various charity campaigns were targeted by Jobs Selasie, head of African Aid Action add something


In November 2007, Bono was honoured by "NBC Nightly News" as someone "making a difference" in the world add something


Ali Hewson - Bono and Ali Hewson were given the Council of Fashion Designers of America Board of Directors' Special Tribute Award in 2007 for their humanitarian work via the &Edun clothing line


Sunday Bloody Sunday - War - In 2007, The Roots covered "Sunday Bloody Sunday" in a medley with "Pride " for an NAACP dinner honouring Bono. While the band played the song, Black Thought rapped lines from the band's own "False Media" and bits of Edwin Starr's "War"


U2 - In 2007, Bono appeared in the movie "Across the Universe" and performed The Beatles songs


Daniel Johns - In July 2007, Johns created a scandal after he claimed, on national youth radio station Triple J, that he had shared a joint with his then-wife Natalie Imbruglia, Australian Federal MP and ex-Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett, and Bono of U2 in November 2006, while they listened to a demo tape of Silverchair's new album "Young Modern"


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - On September 28, 2007, Irish musician Bono was awarded the Liberty Medal


Kathleen Battle - In October 2007, at a fundraiser for the Keep a Child Alive Charity, Kathleen Battle and Alicia Keys performed the song "Miss Sarajevo" written by U2's Bono


Bono was one of several super-rich figures whose tax arrangements were singled out for criticism in a report by the charity Christian Aid in 2008 add something


Memphis Eve portrayed the character Stella in the 2008 film "The 27 Club" add something


AP Bank - At the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards Japan on May 31, U2's Bono presented Kazutoshi Sakurai and Kobayashi Takeshi with the 'Rock The World' award for their work creating AP Bank


Lisa Marie Presley - Rick Rubin produced the record and Tony Kaye directed the video which featured Lisa Marie Presley, Iggy Pop, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Kris Kristofferson, Flea, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Bono, Shelby Lynne, Jay-Z, Keith Richards and Johnny Depp and won a 2008 Grammy *award for Best Short Form Music Video


David A. Stewart - Also included is the song "American Prayer" written by Stewart with Bono of U2, for which Dave Stewart shot a video clip in support of the campaign of US presidential candidate Barack Obama, featuring various film and music stars, which premiered on YouTube on 23 August 2008


Cher - As of June 11, 2009, Chaz Bono came out as a transgender individual, and his transition to male was legally finalized on May 6, 2010.


Chris Martin - He appears singing in the closing credits of the 2009 film "Brüno" alongside Bono, Sting, Slash, Snoop Dogg, and Elton John


In May 2010, Bono suffered a spinal injury while preparing for the forthcoming U2 tour, and was taken to a German clinic in Munich for emergency neurosurgery add something


U2 - Glastonbury Festival 2010 - However, their scheduled headline appearance at the Glastonbury Festival 2010 and their North American leg that year were postponed following a serious injury to Bono's back


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.


Muse (band) - Muse played at Glastonbury in June 2010 and were joined onstage by The Edge from & U2 to play "Where the Streets Have No Name", after U2 pulled out of their headlining slot due to lead singer Bono's back injury


Spider-Man -, August 10, 2010 The music and lyrics were written by Bono and The Edge of the rock group U2, with a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa


The Independent - There have been various guest editors over the years, such as Elton John on 1 December 2010, the Body Shop's Anita Roddick on 19 June 2003 and U2's Bono in 2006


On 25 May 2011, a single titled "Rise Above 1" by Reeve Carney featuring Bono and The Edge was released digitally add something


The music video was released on 28 July 2011 add something


Julie Taymor - In a March 14, 2011, piece by Roger Friedman, it was reported that Taymor will receive her original "Spider-Man" credits, with sources saying that "Spider-Man" producer Michael Cohl and Bono did bring in a script doctor, music supervisor and other new members for the creative team


The Edge - On 25 May 2011, a single titled "Rise Above 1" by Reeve Carney featuring Bono and The Edge was released digitally


Clarence Clemons - Before singing Moment of Surrender at the U2 concert in Anaheim on Saturday, June 18, 2011, Bono paid tribute to Clarence Clemons, who had died earlier that day


Clarence Clemons - Bono repeated this dedication and tribute during Moment of Surrender at the U2 concert in Baltimore on Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Julian Lennon - In 2012 Lennon worked with music film director Dick Carruthers on the feature length video documentary "Through The Picture Window", which followed Lennon's journey in the making of his album "Everything Changes" and includes interviews with Steven Tyler, Bono and Paul Buchanan from The Blue Nile


Dropbox (service) - On April 3, 2012, Dropbox announced Bono and The Edge, two members of the Irish rock band U2, were individual investors in the company


Herbert Gronemeyer - The album, which includes guest performances from Bono of U2, Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons, and guitarist James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers, was released in the UK in October 2012


"Time" magazine ranked him at the 8th place on its list of the "Most Influential Celebrities" in 2013; he was the only person from the music industry in the Top 10 add something


Bono was named one of the 17 Irish artists to be proud of by the "Irish Post" on April 9, 2013 add something


On 17 July 2013, the BBC announced that Bono had been made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres add something


EDUN - On 12 April 2013, Bono cohosted a party at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to throw the Studio Africa project on the first official night of the 2013 festival


On November 16, 2014, Bono was involved in a "high energy bicycle accident" when he attempted to avoid another rider add something


Joey Ramone - The opening track of U2's 2014 album "Songs of Innocence" is called "The Miracle ", paying tribute to Ramone's influence on Bono.


Michael W. Smith - Released on September 30, 2014, it features duets with Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, Bono, Amy Grant, and Michael McDonald


Carrie Underwood - Underwood was asked by Bono himself to front U2's World AIDS Day Concert, alongside U2, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay's Chris Martin and Kanye West, on December 1, 2014


Sunday Bloody Sunday - Upon introducing the song there at the May 2015 sfield Leisure Centre, Bono promised to "never play it again" if the crowd didn't like it


In 2016, Glamour Magazine named Bono Man Of The Year, breaking the 26-year tradition that saw the Woman of the Year accolade reserved only for women add something


Bono in Miami on June 11 2017 on Joshua Tree Tour 2017 add something


As of November 2017, one of these companies is under investigation by the Lithuanian tax authority VMI for improperly reporting its profits on the purchase of a shopping center thereby avoiding tax payments add something