Things I didn’t know about him… hmmm
They forgot to mention that he moved to London in 1987 and got some part time jobs - one of which was at a West End hotel where he met The Edge and Bono of U2 (Bono was drunk and insulted him, apparently).
Strangely, although he wasn’t invited, Blur’s frontman and songwriter Damon Albarn appeared at the sessions, wanting to assist however he can the recording process of the charity single. He wasn’t allowed to sing but Bono advised him how to be most useful for the singers. “I asked him to make the tea,” the U2 frontman explained to Xfm, “I saw him on Thursday night. He said ‘I don’t know what to do’ I said, ‘Make tea,’ he said ‘You really think so?’ I said, ‘Yeah, make tea!’.” Albarn quite happily responded and thus served biscuits and tea for the participants as well as appeared briefly in the video, at which Bono “fatherly” commented: “Good on him. I always knew that boy would turn out good in the end.”