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U2 have the luck of the Irish!

The band got their break on this day

Published at 8:02am 17th March 2018. 1-minute read.

U2 have the luck of the Irish!

They had the luck of the Irish with them!

U2 stumbled onto their first break into the music industry on this day (17th March) in 1978.

They would go onto be international superstars but it all started with this.

They won £500 and a chance to audition for CBS Ireland in a talent show in Dublin.

Listen back to their early success here:

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