U2 Surprise Fans at Dublin Record Store

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Fans who come to buy the 'Rattle and Hum' album at a midnight launch in a Dublin record shop get a surprise when Bono, the Edge and Adam turn up.

  • Title
    U2 at HMV Grafton Street
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/10/1988
  • Contributor
    Cathy Halloran (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:44
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    U2 Surprise Fans at Dublin Record Store
  • Extended description

    Fans queue outside the HMV record shop on Dublin's Grafton Street. They are here to be among the first people worldwide to get a copy of the new U2 album 'Rattle and Hum'. 

    Fans talks about why they are queuing at midnight to buy a copy of 'Rattle and Hum'.

    The HMV store manager, Bob Walpole, says he has never seen anything on this scale for an album launch. 

    U2 manager Paul McGuinness signs copies of the album for fans.Paul McGuinness talks about 'Rattle and Hum' and describes it as the best work the band have done.

    Bono, Edge and Adam Clayton arrive at the HMV shop to the delight of fans.  Bono expresses surprise at the number of fans who have turned up and asks reporter Cathy Halloran how RTÉ knew the band were going to be there?

    One young male fan says he has found the whole experience "very emotional."

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the midnight launch of the U2 album 'Rattle and Hum' broadcast on 10 October 1988.

  • Local keywords
    U2, Bono, Edge, Adam, Paul McGuinness, HMV, Records, Record Shop, Album, Fans, Music, Rock, Pop Music, Launch, Culture
  • Geographical coverage
    Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1988
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN88/284
  • 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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