Inducting The Clash into the Rock' n' Roll Hall of Fame, Edge recalled the night a young U2 saw them in Dublin.
Presenting the award to Clash members Paul Simonon, Mick Jones and Terry Chimes - and Lucinda, wife of Joe Strummer who died in December - Edge remembered how the teenage U2 had been transformed after watching The Clash play in Dublin .
'By the end of the night Dublin was a different place. For everyone there that show was an awakening. The revolution had come to town.'
And U2's own Sunday Bloody Sunday, he said, would never have been written were it not for the influence of The Clash.
Accepting the award from Edge and Tom Morello of Audioslave, Joe's wife Lucinda told how her husband had been 'very proud and honoured' to be inducted.
'I accept this on behalf of all the garage bands who might have never dreamed of this kind of moment,' added Clash guitarist Mick Jones.
Along with The Clash, Elvis Costello and The Attractions and The Police - who played together for the first time in 18 years - were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the ceremony in New York last night.
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