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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 March 1960Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Birth NameAdam Charles Clayton
Nicknames Sparky
Madam Clayton
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

He was born to Brian and Jo Clayton. His siblings are Sarah Jane and Sebastian Clayton - who maintains a website for him. Adam lived in Kenya for a short time when he was around two years old. He moved to Ireland when he was five. His father was a pilot for the airlines. Adam's mother was friends with Edge's mother. Adam was sent to boarding school and was expelled, whereupon he was sent to a school in Dublin - a progressive school because it was nondenominational - he met Paul Hewson aka Bono.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonyomous

Spouse (1)

Mariana Teixeira de Carvalho (4 September 2013 - present)

Trade Mark (1)

His glasses

Trivia (8)

Designed fashion clothing in the mid-90s.
Oldest member of U2, also the tallest (at 5' 10").
In the beginning he was U2's manager
Was the only member without children until he announced the birth of his son in January 2011.
Was engaged to supermodel Naomi Campbell during their ZooTV show era but they split soon after
Bassist for U2.
Despite his recent disengagement with ex-fiancée Naomi Campbell, he still remains good friends with her, and she continues to be one of the group's biggest fans.
Plays bass guitar with U2.

Personal Quotes (21)

Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold. [After posing nude for an Achtung Baby photograph]
On A-Ha: A very creative band.
You can't make assumptions when you're dealing with health issues.
Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold.
I think rock 'n' roll would become exponentially, considerably more difficult to perform past about 65.
A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.'
I definitely got to a point where I realize how unusual it is to be able to play large, sold-out shows 30 years into a rock and roll career. I don't take it for granted.
I don't think rock 'n' roll is necessarily a young man's game.
If you believe in a cause, you must be willing to put yourself on the line for that cause.
The art market was very different before the mid-1980s: then, art was all about passion, whereas now it's become a commodity.
The drums tell me everything. Everything else registers a millisecond later.
It's very confusing when fame comes early on in your career. You get a little bit bent out of shape in terms of what's important. Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements - it's not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements - it's not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
There are two types of collector, I think. There are those who are quite academic, and get into the archaeology of finding the earliest example of a particular idea. Then there are those interested in what's new.
Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.
From an early age I didn't buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.
For us there's U2 music, and then there's everything else.
I was drawn to things I thought were either sexy or aggressive - or both.
I've never necessarily chosen to be a bachelor. I've had girlfriends throughout the last 20 or 30 years. It's just that there were times when I met people that fascinated me and times I didn't.
I don't think rock 'n roll is necessarily a young man's game. I think Neil Young is just as rock n' roll now as he was in his 20s. I'd like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.

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