NEW DONATION: Limited Edition 12” of U2’s first single; 3

NEW DONATION: Limited Edition 12” of U2’s first single; 3

NEW DONATION: Limited Edition 12” of U2’s first single; 3. Just in time for St Patrick’s Weekend we’re adding a new donation to the Irish Rock N Roll Museum into our U2 Room. The new addition is a particularly unique copy of U2’s first single “3”. How Andrew Got His Copy “Back in 1979, I was one of those many Dublin teenagers that used to go see U2 and others at the Dandelion Market for just 50p on a Saturday afternoon. When U2 announced that they were releasing their first piece of vinyl I joined the queue outside Advance records, just beside Dandelion and got a copy of the 12inch limited edition” Andrew Styles, the U2 Record Owner and donator. “There were only 1,000 issued from just a couple of independent record stores in Dublin.”(Photo Credit: Advance Records Patrick Brocklebank Source: https://eamondelaney.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/when-dublin-was-full-of-punks-and-mods/ ) About This Donation This 12 inch record which is number 519, of 1,000 records is a highly sought after collector’s item. It was only available to purchase in Ireland. Each record was hand pressed and individually numbered by Jackie Hayden, the Marketing Manager of CBS Records in Ireland at the time. CBS Records was the former name of Sony Records Ireland and is emblazoned on the vinyl cover. Jackie Hayden, who also signed U2 to CBS records joined Hot Press Magazine in 1983 and later became their General Manager. What’s interesting about this vinyl record is that Jackie Hayden etched the names of the members of the band onto both sides of each vinyl. Scratches on the vinyl, number 519, donated to the Museum are: CBS...
Competition | Win a Paddy’s Weekend Soundcheck with U2 Tribute Band Zooropa

Competition | Win a Paddy’s Weekend Soundcheck with U2 Tribute Band Zooropa

Win a Paddy’s Weekend Soundcheck with U2 Tribute Band Zooropa   Are you planning on visiting the Museum over the week leading up to St Patrick’s Day? There’s plenty of Irish Music History to be learnt and lot’s of craic to be had over the weekend of everything Irish! U2 Cover Band Zooropa will be taking to the Button Factory stage Friday the 16th March. And to celebrate all things Irish we’re doing a special little giveaway for our visitors. If you take our tour, on Thursday 15th or Friday 16th then you’re automatically entered into a competition to win tickets and the chance to rock out backstage with Zooropa themselves! And if you’ve already booked your tickets to U2 Cover Band Zooropa we’ll be offering 20% off to all Zooropa fans. Just use the code #ZOOROPAPADDY Book Your Guided Tour...