30 Years Ago Today Bono of U2 on The Late Late Show

On 22 January 1983, U2 singer Bono, aged 23, made his first appearance on The Late Late Show as a chatting guest. U2 had previously played on the show in January 1980.

Bono speaks to Gay Byrne about making the video for the band's new video 'New Year's Day' which is taken from the forthcoming album 'War'. Bono chats to Gay about being the singer in the band and about learning the business of rock and roll.

Gay quizzes Bono about the genre of music that U2 fall into to which Bono replies "We are called U2, Gay. That's it."
They also discuss religion and Bono introduces his wife Ali who is sitting in the audience.

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