Despite the recent news that Bono’s foray into the world of fashion has led to a massive $86.4 million loss since 2004, he and his U2 bandmates have proven their money-making power when out on the road.
Bono has gone through many looks ever since U2’s debut album was released in 1980, but it doesn’t get more iconic than his leather vest phase during the band’s promotion and tour behind The Joshua Tree.
On this day in 1976, the band that would eventually become U2 formed in one of the most quaint and simple ways imaginable. In fact, many other bands in rock history formed in similarly simple ways. Here's a look back at four incredible band origin stories.