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Unformatted text preview: Travis Whyte First off I would just like to say it is an incredible privilege to present this award, not only because who we are presenting it to but the meaning of this award has so much impact. According to the official U2 website, Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Ballymun, Dublin on May 10th 1960, a second son to Bobby and I ris, and a younger brother to Norman. The family lived at number 10 Cedarwood Road in Ballymun which is in North Dublin. With a Protestant mother and Catholic father, Bono grew up with a strong religious faith but avoided becoming attached to one particular denomination. His mother died in 1974 ,within days of the death of her own father, when Bono was just 14 years old, an event that was to have a strong influence on his later songwriting. He joined a group of kids who called themselves Lypton Village, and it was there that he acquired the name Bono Vox. The members of the group would give each other names that they felt reflected who they were better than their given names.reflected who they were better than their given names....
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