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Old 03-14-2002, 08:58 PM   #1
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In One Tree Hill, it says "Jara sang his song a weapon, in the hands of love You know his blood still cries from the ground"

my question is who is Bono alluding to when he says Jara? Is it short for some biblical character? Can anybody help?

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Old 03-14-2002, 10:51 PM   #2
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Victor Jara, Chilean singer. At least, that's the only "Jara" I can find that fits the song. Knowing what Bono was into during the writing of JT, this is probably the guy:

http://www.msu.edu/~chapmanb/jara/evida.html


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Old 03-14-2002, 10:57 PM   #3
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It's also worth noting that, according to the NY Times, Richard Nixon ordered the CIA to overthrow President Allende, thus Chile was taken over by Augusto Pinochet, who had Victor Jara (and 3,000) others killed.

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/ciachile.htm

Bono's fairly outspoken against Pinochet, also, IIRC.


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Old 03-14-2002, 11:14 PM   #4
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oooh I have a question, too.

Does anyone know the date Greg Carrol died on?


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can't put a specific date on his death but it was a few days after the summer 1986 amnesty tour ended.

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Old 03-15-2002, 01:00 AM   #6
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Hey thanks Mike!
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Old 03-15-2002, 09:25 AM   #7
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Quote:
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can't put a specific date on his death but it was a few days after the summer 1986 amnesty tour ended.
Thank you david!

I have one more question hopefully *someone* knows... What date was he BORN on??

(this is all for a reason, trust me lol) thanks!!

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According to this site: http://www.thefly.net.nz/U2/frames.htm
Greg Carroll was killed on July 3, 1986. I don't know his birthdate, but he was 26 years old when he died.
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