1. Bono got his nickname from a hearing aid store
The world will forever know the U2 front man and iconic rockstar as simply “Bono”, but not everyone knows he was born Paul David Hewson. After his mother’s death and the fall out of his relationship with his father, Paul decided to get a new name. It was originally going to be ‘Steinhegvanhuysenolegbangbangbang,’ ibut luckily for the him and the rest of the world, his nickname evolved to ‘Bonavox of O’Connell Street’ after a hearing aid store in the centre of Dublin. Eventually, it was shortened to ‘Bonavox,’ ‘Bono Vox’, a cockeyed Latin for ‘good voice’ – and finally ‘Bono.’ Imagine U2’s lead singer being called ‘Steinhegvanhuysenolegbangbangbang’, that’s going to be decades of a mouthful introduction.
2. Malcolm Young worked in a bra factory as a sewing-machine mechanic.
The AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist also worked at a factory but of a different kind – a bra factory.
No, unfortunately for most, Malcolm Young did not make the bras himself. He was employed as a mechanic for the sewing-machines that made the bras. Close enough. It probably makes for a good songwriting inspiration for the hard-rocker. Or not.