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Posted by Rory MacDonald on Oct 22, 2009 under

Longtime LA Times music columnist, Robert Hilburn, describes his encounter with Bono on March 15th, 1981 following a U2 show at a country club in Reseda.

"And I sat down with Bono shortly after that show, and he wanted to go to Bob's Big Boy.. in Toluca Lake.. because he heard about car hops and things in California. And he had this curiousity about American culture..."

UPDATE: Watch it here (VIDEO)

In My Life: Robert Hilburn's 'Corn Flakes With John Lennon' [LA Times]


  1. FYI,
    When my buddy and I crossed the country in 1958 in a 1955 T-Bird, the first thing we did was go to Hollywood & Vine to see all the movie stars. Unfortunately, as most visitors found out, there weren't any.
    So we heard about BOB's Big Boy and off we went to Bobs to check it out, and we were hooked on the place. Every night we would alternate between the one in Glendale and the one in Burbank and have our nightly pair of English muffins and coffee and check out the cars and chicks.
    One night while there I met a girl named Linda Hollowell and the rest is history, we have out anniversary dinner every year at Bob's for the last 50 years or so and love to visit on Friday nights for all the hot rods.
    Thanks for everything!!

  2. The club in Reseda mentioned here wasn't a "country club". it was THE Country Club, which unfortunately(as of sometime in the '90's)is no more, though building still there. Is a church now.

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