Flashback Friday: U2’s Epic Fail Rejection Letter Comes Back To Haunt RSO Records

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U2 (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty)

U2 (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty)

By Nadia Noir

You think you have regrets? Imagine being the dude that turned down U2 right before the height of their success?

A rejection letter from 1979 surfaced where a London record label called RSO turned down a young man Paul Hewson, better known as Bono, and his band U2.

The letter says that after careful consideration, they think U2 wasn’t “suitable for them at present.”

They should have been looking into the future!

A year after they were rejected from a gentleman named Alexander Sinclair, U2 released their first full-length album, Boy, and had one of their biggest hits ever, “I Will Follow.”

Check out the full letter here and next time you feel bad about a personal choice, just remember: at least you didn’t turn down making millions of dollars repping U2 during the height of the music industry.

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