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Pure Gold from 1979 on YouTube

By on December 9, 2008 in Researching with 0 Comments

U2-3 coverA couple weeks ago, Caroline posted a YouTube video on U2log.com that I just now finally got around to watching.

WOW!

This is an interview from when Bono was appearing on Dave Fanning’s radio show to play the band’s first three songs, and Fanning’s listeners were being asked to vote which one of the songs should be the A-side to U2-3, which was released a month later.

There are lots of clues in the interview that have me thinking it happened late night (after midnight) on August 20, 1979, but I’ll have to listen again to make sure. The whole interview is pure gold and I’m stoked to write this up for a possible future update of U2 – A Diary.

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