The photo of U2 (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jnr.) was taken on the roof of the Country Club Hotel ( now Montenotte Hotel - they have a selection of the images in their lobby) in Cork,... read more Ireland on a cold February morning. This was my first job 'abroad' for the NME and I had never heard of U2. They did not yet have a record deal and this was one of their first interviews with a music paper. I went on tour with them from Cork through some small towns to Dublin. They played youth clubs and at some of the dates they supported a band that played the top 40 hits. You could tell even back then that they had something special about them though even if there were only a few dozen people watching them. This photo was used on the cover of their book 'U2 By U2' and also on their Greatest Hits CD/DVD called 'U218'.