U2 Ask Fan to Fix Broken 'Joshua Tree' Grammy

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by John D. Luerssen, Spinner

It was a beautiful day for trophy maker Stuart Allcock when he got a call recently from his favorite band looking for help. One of the two Grammy Awards that U2 were awarded for 'The Joshua Tree' had been dropped and wound up in three pieces.

Allcock -- a big fan who caught his first U2 show during that album's campaign back in 1987 and runs Alpha Trophies -- told the Daily Telegraph that although working on the iron statue was stressful and "complex," he was stoked that U2's management asked him to fix the prize. The gramophone had to be welded back on and other parts had to be glued together and re-sprayed.

As for the call from the band's camp, at first Allcock, of Taunton in Somerset, UK, thought his friends were pulling a gag. "I thought it might be a joke and said, 'Is this Bono?'" he said, adding. "If it wasn't a U2 Grammy, I wouldn't pay a fiver. But it's priceless."

In 1988, U2 was awarded Grammy honors for Album of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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