U2’s iconic frontman Bono wrote a long letter to The Beatles members on Instagram and shared his feelings about the band by revealing the first time he listened to them.
In the letter, Bono stated that he was three years old when he first listened to The Beatles, and it felt like a life force. Even though he was just three years old, Bono remembered those times because of the beauty of the song named ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand.’
Afterward, Bono revealed that whenever he listens to The Beatles, it feels like the universe is singing to him directly. In this way, he showed his admiration for the legendary musician and proved how great they were.
Here is what Bono wrote:
“The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand
It’s my earliest memory of music. I was three years old and is,-1 the back garden of 10 Cedarwood Road… I associate the song with the smell of freshly cut grass as I was lying on my back on the damp green patch after my Da had cut the lawn… Beside me was a lawnmower with green stained rotors that had to be repaired. My brother Norman could fix it…
He could fix anything. It was the spring of 1964… The song on the radio felt like life force… Like I was for the first time conscious that I was alive and that being alive was a really, really great idea! I’m not sure whose hand was on your mind when you wrote this… It might have been nice to imagine it was my, mother’s, but at age 3 most wee boys are trying to break away from such. clutches…”
“I had no such maternal or even romantic thoughts. In my head it felt like the universe was singing to me, directly… and I still feel that now when listening to most of your songs. Maybe that’s how easy a messianic complex can start out…
Your fan, Bono.”
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