Adam Clayton

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Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960) is an English-born Irish musician best known as the bassist of the rock band U2. He has resided in County Dublin since the time his family moved to Malahide when he was five years old in 1965. Clayton is well known for his bass playing on songs such as "New Year's Day", "Seconds", "Bullet the Blue Sky", "With or Without You", "Mysterious Ways", "Get on Your Boots", and "Magnificent". His work on No Line on the Horizon has been cited as his best bass playing. He has worked on several solo projects throughout his career, such as his work with fellow band member Larry Mullen Jr. on the theme of 1996's Mission: Impossible. Clayton, as a part of U2, has won 22 Grammy awards.




Birth Name

Adam Charles Clayton


Bass guitar, guitar, synthesizer, vocals



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Date Born

Sunday, March 13, 1960

City Born

Chinnor, Oxfordshire, England



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