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
- ContributorConor 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.
'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
- Genre Youth
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1978
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 97D01901
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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)
U2 First TV Appearance
Broadcast - 01/06/1978
Clip Length - 00:01:25
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