U2 The Fifth Member

EXHIBITION : U2

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Paul McGuinness talks about how he came to be the manager of U2.

  • Title
    Paul McGuinness
  • 1st Broadcast
    07/06/1985
  • Contributor
    Flo McSweeney (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:05:04
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    TV GAGA
  • Clip title
    U2 The Fifth Member
  • Extended description

    Paul McGuinness, manager of U2, talks about how he came to manage the band and how listeners to the 'Dave Fanning Show' chose the 'A' side for U2's first single. Paul McGuinness explains how he wasn't really in the music business and was only persuaded by journalist Bill Graham and by Adam Clayton to go and see the band. He also talks of how supportive RTÉ and in particular Dave Fanning was to U2 in their early days.

  • Information

    'TV GAGA' ran for two series in 1985 and 1986. Aimed at an audience aged 18 to 30s each programme was presented with a live studio audience and contained a mixture of film reports, live music and studio discussion.

    The clip shown here is from an interview with Paul McGuinness from the first series of 'TV GAGA' and was broadcast on 7 June 1985.

  • Local keywords
    U2, Paul McGuinness, Rock, Pop, Music, Pop Music, Culture, Arts,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1985
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    98D00621
  • 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)
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