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6M01Part 12011062420140417 (6M)The story of how U2 became one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
From school days in Dublin to globe conquering stadium monsters, U2 have travelled a long way in a career spanning four decades.
This is the first part of a two part documentary taking them from their humble rocking roots in the 1970s through to making the albums, Boy, October, The Joshua Tree in 1987 and the movie and album Rattle and Hum.
There are interviews with the band and many of the producers who've worked with them.
Presented by long term U2 fan Simon Mayo.
Tonight they play the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2011.

From school days in Dublin to globe conquering stadium monsters, U2 have travelled a long way in a career spanning four decades. This is the first part of a two part documentary taking them from their humble rocking roots in the 1970s through to making the albums, Boy, October, The Joshua Tree in 1987 and the movie and album Rattle and Hum. There are interviews with the band and many of the producers who've worked with them. Presented by long term U2 fan Simon Mayo and repeated as part of 6 Music Celebrates Ireland.
6M0220110625The story of how U2 became one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
From school days in Dublin to globe conquering stadium monsters, U2 have travelled a long way in a career spanning four decades.
This is the second part of a two part documentary, now we are in the 90s with the band's transformation from cowboy chic to flying Trabants, wraparound shades and funky beats.
With the release of Achtung Baby, the production that was Zooropa & the TV screens to 1997's Pop and this story leaves you in 2000 with All That You Can't Leave Behind.
Presented by Simon Mayo.
02Part 22011062520140418 (6M)Simon Mayo continues the story of how U2 became one of the biggest bands in the world.
From school days in Dublin to globe stadium-conquering monsters, U2 have travelled a long way in a career spanning four decades. In part two Simon Mayo picks up the story in the 90s with the band's transformation from cowboy chic to flying Trabants, wraparound shades and funky beats. With the release of Achtung Baby, the production that was Zooropa and the TV screens to 1997's Pop taking us up to 2000 with All That You Can't Leave Behind. Repeated as part of BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates Ireland.

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