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U2 - When Was MLK Shot
The U2 song "In the Name of Love", off of their Joshua Tree album, is about Martin Luther King. A line discussing his assassination goes
"Early morning, April 4, shot rings out in the Memphis Sky".
Martin Luther King was indeed shot in Memphis on April 4, but at 6:01 p.m, not the early morning.
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Charmless Man writes:
Yeah, well, "About supper time, April 4" doesn't have that artistic ring to it, does it?
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Bonochick writes:
A live version of "Pride" was released on "Rattle and Hum". However, the original studio version is on "The Unforgettable Fire". Ask any U2 fan.
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D_D writes:
Allowing for time zones, might it not have been early morning April 5th in Ireland?
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Lucky writes:
First off, the title of the song was "Pride" not "In The Name Of Love" and it is on "The Unforgettable Fire", not "The Joshua Tree"
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Sugar Kane writes:
The song "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" is actually on the album titled, "The Unforgettable Fire".
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Bonochick writes:
That is true. I just want to point out that "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" was released on "The Unforgettable Fire", not "The Joshua Tree".
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kcamwells writes:
When you write a song about an actual event you should get your facts right about the subject. How is "early morning April 4th" any more artistic than "early evening April 4th"?
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SimpsonsFan writes:
I'm a U2 fan and I know perfectly that the song "Pride (In the Name of Love)" is from the album "The Unforgettable Fire" and not "The Joshua Tree". It later appeared a live version in "Rattle and Hum" and it was essential in compilation albums like "The Best of U2 1980-1990" and "U218 Singles" but it never appeared in "The Joshua Tree". So, there's a slip-up and not the one you mentioned. "Early morning" sounds much better than "Early evening" or "Late vening" in that situation. And in a song, the things don't have to be the exact way they are.
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TiDbLGeR89 writes:
Wow I can't believe they can change history
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Bermarthamew writes:
Oh come on people, cut them a break, they're Irish. I doubt if they had MLK's whole life crammed down their throats in school like Americans do. They're kind of old anyway. He probably died when they were in their early teens.
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brendan writes:
In The Name Of Love is from Rattle and Hum, not The Joshua Tree. Attention to detail.
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