And in 1980 they looked like this . . . .

U2 – In Session – 1980 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

And in 1980 they looked like this . . . .

And in 1980 they looked like this . . . .

Click on the link here for Audio Player – U2 – Live In Session at The BBC – 1980 – BBC 6 Music

Something familiar tonight, but early. U2 in 1980 as they were hitting the charts with I Will Follow (and the rest is history). It’s interesting to consider this band has been hugely successful for over 30 years now. I don’t recall at the time, that anyone really thought U2 were all that unique, except Bono had a compelling stage presence and the band had the ability to cross over to a larger mainstream audience.

They were also at the right place, at the right time.

But in 1980 it was still up in the air and U2 hadn’t been dubbed The Greatest Rock n’ Roll Band In The World yet.

How times change.

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