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Old 07-04-2004, 02:03 PM   #1
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What happened to the kid on the Boy cover

The title says it all. What ever happened to the boy on the U2 CD cover? Better yet, who was that Boy?
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Old 07-04-2004, 04:25 PM   #2
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4. Who's the boy on the cover of Boy and War?

His name is Peter Rowan. He was a kid who lived across the street in front of Bono's house in Dublin. He's the brother of Derek "Guggi" Rowan, and Strongman - both of which were in the Virgin Prunes. Peter later became skate-board champion of Ireland, works in a skate-board shop and has also had various acting parts, notably in The Commitments and The Snapper. In The Commitments, Peter plays the kid who wants to audition for Jimmy's band, and is carrying a skateboard in his arms as he yells to Jimmy from the street below. More recently, Peter was one of the pallbearers at the funeral of Bono's father, Bob, who died August 21, 2001. (He joined Bono, Edge, Larry, Guggi, and Bono's brother Norman as pallbearers.) [SL, Ge, CB, M2, PC]


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There's website dedicated to him here: http://www.angelfire.com/80s/u2war/

It's pretty outdated since it was last updated sometime in 1998. However, there are a couple of pictures of what he looks like today there.
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oh my.. this pic is beautiful!

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More recently, Peter was one of the pallbearers at the funeral of Bono's father, Bob, who died August 21, 2001. (He joined Bono, Edge, Larry, Guggi, and Bono's brother Norman as pallbearers.)
A little off topic here, but I find that rather touching, his friends helping him with that task.

Just wanted to say that. Carry on with the discussion at hand. .

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Damn that irish man looks hot. Turned out to be a looker. The photo of him and Bono when he was younger is just darling.
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Why exactly did the American version not have this photo? Did it have something to do with looking too child pornish, that's what I always assumed but never really researched.
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Why exactly did the American version not have this photo? Did it have something to do with looking too child pornish, that's what I always assumed but never really researched.
Indeed, that was the reason they used a different cover in the USA.
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I actually found the version of Boy with the original cover here in my town last year, which surprised me.

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how much would the original cover album be?
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Thanks. I had always wondered who the 6th pallbearer was. I was able to recognize everyone else in the news photos, but not him. I wonder what determined the choice of pallbearers? Given the way they carry the casket in Ireland, on the shoulders, my first guess would be height. (You wouldn't want anyone significantly taller than the others, hence no Gavin.)
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cool, Havent seen some of those pictures before.
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Why exactly did the American version not have this photo? Did it have something to do with looking too child pornish, that's what I always assumed but never really researched.
Political correctness gone mad...
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how much would the original cover album be?
not too much. any place with imports would probably have it. if not, i know amazon's got it.
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