Dave Fanning

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    Dave Fanning Thursday 3 October 2013

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    Dave brings in his record bag of hand-picked music for your delectation. Mon - Thurs 2000 - 2200

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    The Late David Turpin plays and talks to the usually late Dave Fanning

    As part of HWCH Dave came in and played 2 songs - The Hotel and Fur - and chatted to Dave Fanning

    Check David ( the late) at http://thelatedavidturpin.com/

     

    Dave Fanning

    Ireland’s first official national pop radio station (RTÉ 2fm) was launched in the summer of ’79 with Dave presenting a rock show every evening. Dave was seen by the music industry as Ireland’s answer to John Peel, the legendary BBC Radio One presenter.

    His first radio session on RTÉ 2fm was with U2 who were then a young Dublin band. His connection to the band continues today - U2 gives Dave the world exclusive play on all U2 releases.
     

    Dave has fronted more than twenty television programmes ranging from arts, culture and quiz shows to political documentaries. In the nineties he presented, researched and wrote up to 400 movie review programmes for RTE TV, travelling regularly to America and beyond for one-on-one interviews with the stars (Tom Cruise,Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Pierce Brosnan, Denis Quaid, Nicholas Cage, Robert Redford, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Madonna, J-Lo, Uma Thurman, George Clooney, Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves, Robert De Niro, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Segal, Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson, Scarlett Johanssen, Cate Blanchette, John Hurt, Brendan Gleeson, Oprah Winfrey, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Angelina Jolie, John Malcovich, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito, Christina Ricci, Anthony Hopkins and many more including directors from Robert Altman to Stephen Spielberg. This year? From Daniel Craig to Quentin Tarantino).

    In music, he has interviewed well over 500 bands and artists including Eminem, Pet Shop Boys, Fleetwood Mac, Jon Bon Jovi, The Killers, Billy Joel, PJ Harvey, Flaming Lips, New York Dolls, Elbow, Paul Weller, Ryan Adams, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr, Robbie Williams, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft, Moby, U2, Air, Morrissey, Eels, Def Leppard, Elvis Costello, The Corrs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatboy Slim, Garbage, Blur, Alanis Morrissette, Metallica, Kylie Minogue, Tori Amos, Lenny Kravitz, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Kirsty McColl, ACDC, Cliff Richard, Nick Cave, Garth Brooks, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Dave Matthews, Beyonce and many more. Other interviews include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Robert Plant, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and numerous bands and acts at different times over their career. AND he met Bob Marley!
     

    For over twenty years he won the Best DJ award in the Hot Press Reader’s Poll (including 2013), he’s a three times winner of the Best DJ at the Meteor Music Awards and was granted the Industry Award in 2004 and collected a PPI Award in 2011 and on Virgin Radio in London he won one ‘for his outstanding contribution to radio’. In The UK he was a member of the Mercury Music Prize team for its first three years.


    In ’08 Dave was asked by Harper-Collins in London to write his autobiography. With a foreword written by Bono, The Thing is…’ was published in 2010.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Duration: 5:56
    • Title: Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
      Composer: Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Album: Blonde On Blonde
      Duration: 11:26
    • Title: Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1 -7)
      Performer(s): Pink Floyd
      Performer(s): Pink Floyd
      Duration: 17:44
    • Title: Close As You'll Ever Be
      Composer: Geldof
      Performer(s): The Boomtown Rats
      Performer(s): The Boomtown Rats
      Album: The Boomtown Rats, Mercury/universal, 9826773
      Duration: 3:21
    • Title: Like A Hurricane
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: Neil Young: Greatest Hits
      Duration: 8:30
    • Title: Cortez The Killer
      Composer: Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Performer(s): Neil Young
      Album: Decade
      Duration: 8:55
    • Title: Whatevershebringswesing
      Composer: Ayers
      Performer(s): Kevin Ayers
      Performer(s): Kevin Ayers
      Duration: 7:59
    • Title: Plain Sailing
      Composer: Casey
      Performer(s): Brian Casey
      Performer(s): Brian Casey
      Album: Plain Sailing EP
      Duration: 4:00
    • Title: Drive By Summer
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Bell X1
      Performer(s): Bell X1
      Album: Chop Chop, BellyUp, BellyUp006
      Duration: 3:14
    • Title: Civil War
      Composer: Guns N Roses
      Performer(s): Guns N' Roses
      Performer(s): Guns N' Roses
      Album: Guns N' Roses: Greatest Hits
      Duration: 6:44
    • Title: Sometimes
      Composer: Kevin Shields
      Performer(s): My Bloody Valentine
      Performer(s): My Bloody Valentine
      Album: Lost In Translation Soundtrack, Emperor Norton Records, EMN70682
      Duration: 5:16
    • Title: Alice Among The Pines
      Composer: Crowley
      Performer(s): Adrian Crowley
      Performer(s): Adrian Crowley
      Album: I See Three Birds Flying, Chemikal Underground Ltd, PCHEM185CD
      Duration: 2:59
    • Title: Starlings Over Brighton Pier
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Bell X1
      Performer(s): Bell X1
      Album: Starlings Over Brighton Pier
      Duration: 4:50

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