31 October-Larry Mullen

Larry Mullen is the drummer for the rock band U2. U2 was formed when Mullen placed a message on the notice board in his school looking for musicians to form a band. Mullen is also involved in other musical projects and has occasionally acted in films.

Laurence Joseph Mullen was born in Artane, Dublin in 1961. He was educated at Scoil Colmcille, Marlborough Street and at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin. Interested in music from a young age, Mullen began learning to play drums at the age of eight. He was a member of the Dublin marching band, the Artane Boys Band.

In 1976 Mullen placed the message on the notice board in Mount Temple Comprehensive School looking for musicians to form a band. The band, which came to be called U2, eventually consisted of four members: Paul ‘Bono’ Hewson, Dave ‘The Edge’ Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen.

With Mullen as drummer the band became a top international act and to date have released thirteen studio albums. They have sold over 150 million records worldwide and are ranked one on the best-selling bands in the world. With his band mate Adam Clayton, Mullen composed the acclaimed theme music for the movie ‘Mission: Impossible’ starring Tom Cruise. In 1997 the theme music was nominated for the ‘Best Pop Instrumental Performance’ Grammy. To date Larry Mullen has won 22 Grammy Awards with U2.

Larry Mullen, drummer and founding member of the rock band U2, was born in Dublin in the year 1961 On This Day.

Larry Mullen


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