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Eyewitness: U2 Conquer London

Johnny Black, Q, July 2002

WHEN U2 visited the capital in the summer of 1980, their intention was to play a handful of low-key club shows. Three months, a Marquee residency and an excursion to the fantasy land of "Lipton [sic] Village" later, and U2 had conquered London.

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