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Bono on “Sunday Bloody Sunday”

U2_Sunday_Bloody_SundayI In an unusual deal for a rock star, U2 lead singer Bono is a sometime contributor to the op-ed pages of the New York Times. This week, he writes about last Tuesday’s Saville report, a tardy reconsideration of the killing of 14 protesters by British troops during a march in Derry, Ireland, on Jan. 30,1972.

We won’t thrash the politics of this event, but it resulted in one of U2’s most famous songs, “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” In his column, Bono offers his point of view about the torturous political and religious history of Northern Ireland, but he also drops a provocative footnote about the recording of the song in November 1983 at the end of his piece:

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