Oooops. The Rejection Letter U2 Received In 1979.

Patrick Creaven
Proof that even the greats get rejected. In fairness, hindsight is 20/20, but this rejection letter sent to U2 35 years ago still looks pretty bad.

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At the time, U2 was just one of thousands of bands looking for their big break and they went to RSO Records in hopes of landing a deal. But RSO Records decided to pass on what would become on of the largest bands in world history. About four years later, RSO was out of business.

The tweet below from UberFacts shows the letter to Paul Hewson (aka Bono) that told him he would have to find another label.


The letter reads:

Dear Mr. Hewson,

Thank you for submitting your tape of "U2" to RSO, we have listened with careful consideration, but feel it is not suitable for us at present.

We wish you luck with your future career.

Yours sincerely,

Alexander Sinclair

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