Adam Clayton was bornon 13 March 1960 in Chinnor, British, is Bassist of the rock band U2. Adam Clayton is one of the most widely remembered bass guitarists in international music. Unlike most kids of his age, Clayton was quite rebellious since childhood; he disliked academic pressure at school, and wanted to see himself play music on stage. Adam who is currently the lead bassist of the popular music band U2, has earlier been a part of bands like ‘Bono’. Though Adam was considered to be a bad player of the guitar, members of the band ‘Bono’ agree that it was this inability which made the band’s music popular. Apparently, Clayton’s alleged inability produced weird sounds on the bass which made the band’s music seem exotic, as compared to many others in the music scene. Clayton has been associated with U2 since an era where the band was known as ‘Feedback’. He also served as the band’s first manager, before being succeeded by Paul McGuiness. Amongst all his works, the songs ‘New Year’s Day’, ‘With or Without You’, and ‘Bullet the Blue Sky’, are few of Clayton’s most acclaimed ones.
He has dated numerous women, including supermodel Naomi Campbell in the past before finally tying the knot with Mariana Teixeira De Carvalho, a lady of Brazilian origin, in 2013
Clayton’s former assistant Carol Hawkins was convicted in 2012
This album which released in 2009, was well received by audiences and critics alike
In 1996, while Clayton was still stationed in New York along with band mate Mullen, the theme of the Hollywood blockbuster movie ‘Mission Impossible’ was composed
In 1995, Clayton travelled to New York to get formally trained in bass guitar
In the 1990’s, Adam experimented singing, by mouthing the last line of the song ‘Your Blue Room’, which was part of an album called ‘Original Soundtracks 1’
Clayton was caught possessing Marijuana at Dublin, in 1989
In 1987, the band came out with the album, 'The Joshua Tree'
The band's political slant continued in the next album, 'The Unforgettable Fire' which was released in 1984
The band's third album, 'War' which came out in 1983 was a huge success
The band's first two albums, 'Boy' (1980) and 'October' (1981) were positively received by the audiences
Adam Clayton was born on 13 March 1960 to Irish parents Brian and Jo, at Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England