"Bono... you don't have a note in your head."


About this Item

Bono takes part in a radio discussion about the art of singing. Following an extract from 'Out of Control', opera singer Veronica Dunne and singer and song collector Frank Harte give their opinions of U2's vocalist.

  • Title
    The Art of Singing
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Pat Kenny (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
  • Material Type
  • Series title
    Day By Day
  • Clip title
    "Bono... you don't have a note in your head."
  • Extended description

    "Bono lead singer with U2 it has been said of you that literally you don't have a note in your head" is how Pat Kenny opens this part of a discussion on the art of singing. Taking part are Bono, opera singer Veronica Dunne and singer and song collector Frank Harte.

    Bono says that the craft of singing in a rock band for him is about the portrayal of emotion and having something to say.

    Having listened to an extract from 'Out of Control' Veronica Dunne tells Bono that he uses a "chest voice" that will be limiting to his voice range in the long run.

    Frank Harte feels that excellence in anything including singing always come to the fore.

  • Information

    An item on the art of singing from the programme 'Day by Day' broadcast on 29 August 1979. 'Day by Day' presented by Pat Kenny was broadcast on week days from 11.30am to 12.30 and dealt with topical themes, issues and arguments.

    The photograph accompanying this clip was taken for the RTÉ Guide and shows U2 receiving a Stag/Hot Press music award in 1982.

    From left to right; unidentified man, Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen. 'Hot Press' is an Irish music and political magazine.

    The photographer was John Cooney.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 2110/003

  • Local keywords
    U2, Bono, Music, Singing, Veronica Dunne, Frank Harte, Performance, Arts, Culture
  • Geographical coverage
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Radio One
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  • Country of production
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Language used
    English (eng)