U2 guitarist The Edge celebrates his 57th birthday today. Edge’s older brother, Dick Evans, was in the proto-U2 band The Hype, and his departure was one reason they changed their name. What band did Dick join after leaving The Hype?
Stumped? Here are a few hints.
- Its members were all friends of Bono‘s, and its lead singer was his longtime pal Gavin Friday.
- They recorded two studio albums before Friday left the band in 1986.
- Their name is synonymous with “the untouched wrinkled plums.”
ANSWER: The Virgin Prunes