U2 Magazine 01


Initially published: 1981-11
Author: Geoff Parkyn, Editor


This is the first issue of U2’s first fan club magazine. The magazine is simple, black and white text on regular sized paper, stapled in the middle. The cover adds a bit of colour. The magazine was edited by Geoff Parkyn for the entire run.

Contents Include:

  • October Tour Notes
  • Hot Press National Poll Results
  • Lyrics from the Boy Album
  • U2’s First American Write Up (Article by Jim Henke, Originally Published in Rolling Stone)

The article from Rolling Stone was written by Jim Henke, who was employed with Rolling Stone at the time. He went on to become the curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he kept strong ties to U2 throughout the years.