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Bono's biography

Bono is 62 years old singer-songwriter born at Dublin. He was born on Tuesday 10th of May 1960. He is often nicknamed as BonB-ManThe Mirrorball Man. According to year of birth 1960 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 10th of May means he is Taurus. Taurus is most stable sign of Zodiac, that is the reason it is also included in the earthy sign of the Zodiac Belt. One born with this Moon Sign (Not a Rising Sign) is very stable and balanced through their mind.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of Republic of Ireland. His primary profession is to be singer-songwriter. You can know him also as entrepreneur, screenwriter, actor, manufacturer, guitarist. He is recently known as activist.

Bono's dad

Bono's father's name is Bob Hewson.

Bono's family

Bono's spouse

She is known as businessperson. His spouse was born on Thursday 23rd of March 1961 in Dublin.

Bono's ex spouse

He has 1 daughter.

Bono's daughter: Eve Hewson

Bono's daughter's name is Eve Hewson. Eve is known as actor. His daughter was born on Sunday 7th of July 1991 in Dublin.

Bono's schools

We found 1 school He attended. Name of the school: Mount Temple Comprehensive School.

Bono's career

His main focus is to be singer-songwriter. He is also a member of U2. Maybe you are curious what instrument does he play ? He plays guitar.

Awards and competitions

Bono's Awards

  • U2 won the Brit Award for International Group in 1990.
  • U2 won the Brit Award for International Group in 1989.
  • U2 won the British Phonographic Industry Award for International Group in 1988.
  • U2 won the 2001 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution.
  • U2 won the 2004 Q Icon Award.
  • Awarded an honorary knighthood, therefore not allowed to have the title 'Sir' Bono [March 2007]

Bono's Rankings

  • Ranked #17 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

What Bono has done for a first time

  • First Grammy-winning artist to say "fuck" during the 1994 live Grammy telecast
  • Good friend of Neil Jordan. Named first daughter, Jordan Hewson, after him.

Bono's quotes

  • [in 1987] Everyone argues, then we do what I say.
  • It costs a fortune to look this trashy.
  • Never trust a man who tells you it's from the heart, never trust a man smoking a cigar, never trust a cowboy or a man who wears shades...
  • I could go onstage, unzip my pants, and hang my dick out, and people would think it was a statement about something.
  • [recalling his late father's influence] Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.
  • [on his paintings] I love art too much to call these anything other than marks on paper.
  • I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music and that's what makes them extraordinary.
  • U2 is sort of song writing by accident really. We don't really know what we're doing and when we do, it doesn't seem to help.
  • When I write, it's there. There's no staring at a blank page.
  • [about The Edge] He's an owl!
  • [talking about The Edge] And that's not always a given - that he would want to play guitar. He might be into keyboards this album, and you have Larry and Adam going "oh fuck, he's into the keyboards now. We'll never get a rock song out of him".
  • Look, I'm sick of Bono and I AM Bono.
  • It would be wrong for me to say, 'Yes, we can change the world with a song.' But every time I try writing, that's where I'm at. I'm not stupid. I'm aware of the futility of rock & roll music, but I'm also aware of its power.
  • I represent a lot of people [in Africa] who have no voice at all... They haven't asked me to represent them. It's cheeky but I hope they're glad I do.
  • The world is more malleable than you think. We can bend it into a better shape. Ask big questions, demand big answers.
  • I hate the idea of being in the UK Hall of Fame to be honest with you. We don't want to be in any Hall of Fame until we're retired or dead.
  • I know sometimes you shouldn't judge your audience by the fans you meet, especially if they're in a flowerbed in your garden at home but U2 fans are different, they're very humane.
  • Brian Wilson believes in angels. I do too and you only have to listen to the string arrangement of 'God Only Knows' for fact and proof of angels.
  • Great music is written by people who are either running toward or away from God.
  • On wearing his trademark sunglasses: Without them, I'm an amorphous mass.
  • I'm the Fidel Castro of speechifying. We've got a few hours, don't we?
  • The stage is but a platform shoe.
  • [on receiving an honorary British knighthood] You have permission to call me anything you want - except sir, all right? Lord of lords, your demigodness, that'll do.
  • [on Elvis Presley] Elvis' music has been my greatest inspiration.
  • I'm representing the poorest and the most vulnerable people. I'm throwing a punch, and the fist belongs to people who can't be in the room, whose rage, whose anger, whose hurt I represent.
  • We're delighted, of course, that people are owning up to being U2 fans.
  • The problem with voting is no matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.
  • [on Bill Clinton] He is by far the most beloved American since JFK for all of us Irish.
  • This whole concept of celebrating the millennium, the whole concept of celebrating a particular minute in time, what is it? What's it all about? It's bollocks, isn't it? It is.
  • We were like the bastard children of The Clash who actually believed that music could change the world.
  • [on Elton John] He's the King and Queen of England.
  • I had one of the worst haircuts in the '80s. I know that it launched a million second-division soccer players. But the truth of it, if I'm really honest, is that I thought I looked like David Bowie.
  • Pop music has dated much better than a lot of rock music.
  • [on creativity] If you were of sound mind, you wouldn't need 70K people a night screaming 'I love you'.
  • [on Bob Geldof and "Do They Know It's Christmas?"] I thought he was ringing up to say, "I like your album", but no, he told me the album was shite but despite that fact would I like to be part of his song?
  • [on financial accountability in the entertainment world] The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming, the real fight is between opacity and transparency. The music business has historically involved itself in quite considerable deceit.
  • As a teenager, Bowie (David Bowie) was our Elvis (Elvis Presley). They shared the same birthday and they both took music somewhere no one thought it could go. It was his other-worldliness that took us all away.
  • [MacFesto] I don't know how much I liked the Swedish: Tall, Blond, Blue-eyed. Boring.
  • Making movies: that's the nonsense of rock & roll.
  • Playing shows is the reason we're here.
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Bono's body shape

Lets describe how Bono looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.