U2 First TV Appearance

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U2's first television appearance was on 'Youngline' on 2 March 1978 although the band were then called Hype. By the time they won a talent competition in Limerick on 17 March, the Hype had changed their name to U2.

  • Title
    U2 First Television Appearance
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/06/1978
  • Contributor
    Conor McAnally (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:25
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Youngline
  • Clip title
    U2 First TV Appearance
  • Extended description

    In March 1978 a band called the Hype played on the young people's programme 'Youngline'. By the time the band won a competition in Limerick on 17 March 1978, the Hype had changed their name and become U2.

    In June 1978 the last programme in the series of 'Youngline' was a best of programme. The performance is edited here and shows presenter Conor McAnally introducing U2 performing 'Street Mission' and he explains how the band have changed their name. So U2's first television appearance was 2 March 1978.

  • Information

    'Youngline' was a once weekly, half-hour magazine show for younger viewers. The first programmme was broadcast on Tuesday, 23 November, 1976 from 5.30 to 6.00pm. 'Youngline' continued until May 1984.

  • Local keywords
    Music, Pop, Rock, U2, Hype, Young People, Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1978
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    97D01901
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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