Happy Birthday! Dave "The Edge" Evans

Today David Howell Evans, better known by his stage name The Edge, the English-born Irish musician and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist of U2 turns 58. Evans has been a member of the group since its inception. As a guitarist, the Edge has crafted a minimalistic and textural style of playing. His use of a rhythmic delay effect yields a distinctive ambient, chiming sound that has become a signature of U2's music.

In his honor YOU get to pick the U2 song I play today at 3:50 pm with Classic Rock on Demand. VOTE HERE (voting gets underway around 3:30 pm)

In the meantime, see how he creates that unique sound below....



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