Paul Hewson Stories

Paul Hewson - the early years

Long before Dragon’s Paul Hewson wrote some of Australia’s biggest pop anthems of the late 1970s, he was a teenage songwriter in a band that sprang from the Mormon Church to the Auckland nightclub scene, without reaching its full potential.

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Paul Hewson - in the Dragon's lair

Paul Hewson arrived in Sydney in July 1975 with little more than the clothes on his back and a headful of music. He hardly knew the men in Dragon he’d left his pregnant wife and son in New Zealand for, but he knew this was his time.

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Paul Hewson - coming home

Thatcher Street was a cul-de-sac that ran off Kepa Road in the eastern Auckland suburb of Kohimarama. Through the window of Dorothy Hewson’s unit there you could see over the Kepa Bush Reserve towards Remuera on the other side of the Orakei Basin.

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