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Birthday
8, 1961
Birthplace
Barking, England
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
Barking, England

About

Born Dave Evans, he is the guitarist and backing vocalist for the popular rock band U2. He has also been involved with philanthropic groups like Music Rising.

Before Fame

He answered an advertisement with his brother at Mount Temple Comprehensive School to join the band that later became U2.

Trivia

In 2011, Rolling Stones listed him as #38 on their list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Family Life

He married his high school girlfriend Aislinn O'Sullivan on July 12, 1983; after their divorce in 1996, he married professional dancer and choreographer Morleigh Steinberg on June 22, 2002. He has five children.

Associated With

He and Bono, U2's lead singer, combined to form the band in 1976 alongside bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr.