Music History

Watch U2’s first-ever TV appearance from 1978.

They’re babies! And look at all the hair on The Edge!

Well, they were very young in 1978 when they appeared on RTE, the Irish TV network. Bono and Adam were 17 while The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr were still only 16. Note Edge’s guitar, too; he hadn’t yet acquired a Gibson Explorer, which became his favourite guitar.

(Via Far Out magazine)

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