Julian Lennon performs 'Saltwater' on The Late Late Show.
Julian Lennon accompanied by Justin Clarke perform 'Saltwater'.
The son of Beatle John Lennon, singer, songwriter Julian Lennon is currently based in Los Angeles, but does not think it is a place where he will remain,
I just feel part of the world rather than tying myself down to one particular country.
Gay Byrne wonders if his father's memory has been a heavy load to carry? At this point in his life Julian Lennon feels more accepting of the impact.
He's been a great influence to me, and it's been a great pleasure having that in my life.
This episode of The Late Late Show was broadcast on 3 April 1992. The presenter is Gay Byrne.
'The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer filler, but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule. The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show 'The Tonight Show'.
Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next thirty seven years. Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for a chat.
'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.
The first programme of ‘The Late Late Show’ was broadcast at 11.20 pm on 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on so late in the day’s viewing. On that first show, the guests were Count Cyril McCormack, Ken Gray, George Desmond Hodnett and Harry Thuillier.
McGrath would go on to pioneer many other successful variety shows on Irish television.