Were Larry Mullen Jr. and Joe Bonnie friends?

U2’s drummer and co-founder, Larry Mullen Jr. and the late Joe Bonnie were not close friends per se. Bonnie was the teacher of Mullen Jr. when he attended the School of Music in Chathan Row to learn piano in 1971.

He was just 9 years old when he was advised by Bonnie to take drumming seriously.

Who was Joe Bonnie?

Joe Bonnie was a well-known Irish drummer in the 1960s and 1970s.

Joe Bonnie cause of death

How did Joe Bonnie die? What was Joe Bonnie’s cause of death? What happened to Joe Bonnie? Joe Bonnie’s cause of death is not known.

Joe Bonnie children

Did Joe Bonnie have any children? Was Joe Bonnie survived by any children? Joe Bonnie was survived by his daughter, Monica Bonnie who was also a drummer.

Larry Mullen Jr. started his career in the early 1970s when his father, Mullen Sr. pushed him to join a Dublin marching band called Artane Boys Band. However, he was not much interested in it as their focus was more on learning to read sheet music, whereas Mullen waited to play drums more.