U2 Naked


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Of the many interviews Dave Fanning has conducted with U2, a 1987 broadcast where the band stripped and then persuaded the DJ to remove his clothes has to be one of the more bizarre.

  • Title
    U2 Naked
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Dave Fanning (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
  • Material Type
  • Series title
    The Dave Fanning Show
  • Clip title
    U2 Naked
  • Extended description

    Having played Belfast the previous night and just prior to playing two shows at Croke Park as part of the Joshua Tree tour, U2 were in high spirits when they came into studio to talk to Dave Fanning.

    In this extract taken from near the end of the interview, the band members have stripped off and DJ Gerry Ryan is leaving the studio. U2 then persuade presenter Dave Fanning to remove his clothes. 

  • Information

    Dave Fanning has a long association with U2. It was on his show that listeners were asked to chose the 'A' side for the first single. Dave Fanning has also been give the opportunity to broadcast U2's singles before anyone else in the world.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows Bono, lead singer with U2 and Dave Fanning, RTÉ Radio 2 broadcaster backstage at the 'Self Aid' concert at the RDS, Dublin on 17 May 1986.

    'Self Aid' was at that time the largest live music event ever staged in Ireland; fourteen hours of music from Irish artists was broadcast live by RTÉ Television from the RDS. The public were invited to pledge jobs and money to a job creation fund. U2 performed at the concert.

    The photographer was John Rowe.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 2464/095

  • Local keywords
    U2, Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Gerry Ryan, Music, Rock, Pop Music
  • Geographical coverage
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ 2FM
  • Production year
  • Country of production
  • Original identifier
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item sound
  • Language used
    English (eng)