//Discography - Lyrics
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Lawrence Mullen, Jr. was born in Artane, Dublin on 31st October 1961 and brought up there at number 60 Rosemount Avenue. He had a tragic childhood, losing both a sister (1973) and his mother (1977). His sister, Cecilia, bought him his first drum kit in 1973 for 17 pounds. In the mid 1970s, he began doing military style drumming, and became a member of the Artane Boys' Band (which was later to feature in the video for the 1998 re-release of 'The Sweetest Thing'). Forced to leave for refusing to cut his long hair (it's hard to believe that Larry ever had long hair), he then learned to play jazz around the time that he formed U2, which meant that his contribution to the band was often limited to filling in and adding drum rolls.
It was at his secondary school, Mount Temple Comprehensive, that he decided that he would like to play in his own pop group just like the ones he watched on Top of The Pops on British TV. This is when he put the famous note on the notice board at Mount Temple asking for musicians who were interesyed in formin a band to come to his house after school. David Evans (The Edge), and his brother Dick, Adam Clayton, Paul Hewson (Bono), Peter Martin and Ivan McCormick all took up the invitation. The last two were gradually eased out. Although being in Feedback was enjoyable, progress was slow at first and Larry took a job as messenger. This led to the others having to wait around for him at practice and him almost being fired before he quit his daytime job.
Larry is a big fan of country & western music and this influence can be seen in the Joshua Tree documentary "Outside It's America". He is also a big Elvis Presley and Harley Davidson's Motorcycles fan. He once rode over 10,000 miles on his beloved Harley Davidson between dates on the Zoo TV Tour and received a special award for doing so from the road crew. Another special award he won was the Rory Gallagher Musician Award at the Irish Rock Music Awards in Dublin in 1997.