Bono shares details of the song he wrote for Frank Sinatra

Bono revealed details of a meeting with Frank Sinatra, which led him to write a song for the late singer.

The Irish singer-songwriter and frontman of U2 appeared as a guest on The Graham Norton Show where he spoke about his upcoming memoir Surrender.

Recalling an encounter with late music icon Sinatra, Bono said: “He was a tough guy and I’m drawn to tough guys.

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Bono and Taylor Swift while filming The Graham Norton Show (Matt Crossick/PA)

“He said to me, ‘You’re the only man with an earring that I’m going to love.

“We wrote a song for him called Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad, but unfortunately he died before he could record it.”

The Fly Me To The Moon singer died in a Los Angeles hospital in 1998 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 82.

After explaining the reunion, Bono gave host Graham Norton and fellow guests Taylor Swift, Eddie Redmayne, Alex Scott and Lady Blackbird an impromptu rendition of the song.

Bono, who is also known for his activism and philanthropic work, especially in poor parts of Africa, also revealed the idea behind his new memoir Surrender, which is due out next week.

“I wanted to explain to my friends and family what I had done with their lives,” he said.

“They gave me permission to be an artist and an activist traveling around the world, and we don’t really talk about that stuff at the dinner table.

“It turns out the most amazing thing about me is the relationships I’m in.

“I met most of them in a week at school and I think longevity comes from the community of people who know who you are and how you came to be who you are, we have shared memories. “

Opening up about his relationship with his father, Bono added, “We had a combative relationship and I wanted to impress him, so I took him to Texas to see me in concert.

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Bono discussed a track he wrote for Frank Sinatra on the Graham Norton show alongside Taylor Swift, Eddie Redmayne, Alex Scott and Lady Blackbird (Matt Crossick/PA)

“Afterwards he came in and his eyes were all red and I thought, ‘Oh my god, my dad is going to give me a compliment’ and I swallowed deeply.

“He reached out and said, ‘You’re very professional.

“It meant everything to him – and from him it was the greatest compliment.”

When asked if fans can expect new music soon, he replied, “We want to make a really unreasonable guitar record, real rock and roll.”

The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC One on Friday at 10.40pm.

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