Sunday, December 24, 2006
The Power of Bono Performance
As a teenager playing the pubs and clubs of Dublin with his fledgling band, Bono became aware of the power of performance in tackling social and political causes.
Now after 20 years of charity work and lobbying on debt relief, the the global rock star and frontman of U2, Bono will be knighted by the Queen.
The 46-year-old will receive the honour in Dublin early in the new year.
In 2003, Bono was presented with France's Legion D'Honneur by President Jacques Chirac, while in 2005 he was voted Time magazine's person of the year for his work promoting justice and equality, along with Bill and Melinda Gates.
Officially, only British nationals can get the "Sir" when they're knighted.
For your great humanitarian work and inspiration, Well Done Sir Bono.