March 9, 1987: U2 Release ‘The Joshua Tree’

Once the embers of 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire subsided, U2 decided to go on a different kind of tour. (No, not that Amnesty International tour in 1986 with Sting.) This tour delved into the band’s wonder with America, and it gave birth to one of music’s biggest albums ever.

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Larry Mullen Jr., Bono on ‘Letterman’

U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who celebrates a birthday today (October 31), often doesn’t get a lot of attention, but considering he’s the one who started U2 back in 1976 by posting a notice on the bulletin board of Mount Temple Comprehensive School, he certainly deserves a lot more.