The Thing Is . . .

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Described as the Irish John Peel, Dave Fanning has been a major player in the Irish and global music scene for more than 30 years. In this compelling memoir, starting around the incarnation of 2FM, Ireland's equivalent of Radio 1, Dave Fanning will give the behind-the-scenes story of all the international musicians he has met, including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Who, and many, many more. Renowned for supporting young, new Irish talent, Dave Fanning will detail the unique story of his role in the launch of U2 and his ongoing friendship with the band, delving into their humble beginnings and rise to fame. Including never-before-seen photographs and images from Dave's huge personal collection, this is an absolute must-have for any music fan and will be a significant contribution to the history of music.

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Ireland's answer to John Peel, award-winning presenter, DJ, writer and film-maker Dave Fanning began his career in broadcasting in 1977. He is most famously credited as the man responsible for introducing U2 to the world.In the early nineties Dave presented live music shows on Channel 4 ('Rocksteady', 'Friday at The Dome', 'Return to The Dome') and in 1994 Richard Branson asked Dave to join his new station, Virgin Radio. Dave presented his own show there every weekend for 2 years. In recent years, Dave was Programme Consultant on ITV's 'South Bank Show' for their music special 'Cool Clear Crystal Streams' and presented many documentaries on music including a BBC Radio 4 profile on Bono.Outside TV Dave is a journalist and was the Rock Correspondent for The Irish Times for 10 years and Movie Critic for The Sunday World. Dave has recorded interviews with just about every major music personality of the past few decades including legends like Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and many more.Currently, Dave presents a 90-minute magazine show every weekday at 6pm on 2FM Ireland.

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`Whether he's conducting radio interviews with Robert Plant while still living at home with mum and dad, playing an early part in the ascent of US (he remains close to them today) or simply describing the Irish music scene, its leaders and bit-players, the charm of the story is its engaging and self-deprecating reminiscing.' Record Collector`Fanning talks from the heart' Irish Independent`If you were a music-loving teenager in the 1980s and 1990s you owe a lot to Dave Fanning' Irish Times`An entertaining look at fanning's career' Sunday Tribune Magazine`A great read' RTE GuideQuotes about Dave Fanning...`Legendary Irish DJ' The Independent`One of the most familiar faces and voices in Irish broadcasting' - Olaf Tyaransen, contributing editor of Dublin's Hot Press Magazine`Without Dave Fanning on the radio, music in Ireland would have had a poorer face. Dave changed things, opened up ears.' Irish DJ, author, and photographer BP Fallon

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