Adam Clayton

Musician and Rock Bassist Adam Clayton

Profession: Musician and Rock Bassist


Biography: Adam Clayton is an English-born Irish musician best known as the bass player for U2, a band which he co-founded with his schoolmates in 1976. He went to Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin with Bono and Larry Mullen Jr.

It was not until 1995 that Clayton received formal training in the bass, as prior he had been self-taught since the band's inception.

Born: March 13, 1960
Birthplace: Chinnor, England, United Kingdom
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Historical Events

  • 1976-09-25 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik, and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which becomes U2