The Thing Is…

If you’re based in Ireland you’ll know Dave’s autobiography has just been published by HarperCollins. Read reviews in the Irish Independent, Irish Times or an extract in the Mail on Sunday.Dave has been doing the rounds but I enjoyed his appearance on the Tom Dunne show on Newstalk where they spoke of among other things how Dave got the first Something Happens! demo and of great lost bands like The Stars Of Heaven. You can listen back over on the Newstalk website.

Easons are selling signed copies online for €15.99 and Dave has been attending book signings in various Easons locations in Dublin and in Galway. Next up is Cork on Tuesday, October 19 · 1:00pm – 3:00pm. The book is available in the UK via Amazon.

Described as the Irish John Peel, Dave Fanning has been a major player in the Irish and global music scene for over 30 years. In this compelling memoir, RTE Radio 2 DJ 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. Dave’s story starts in the 60s, when he discovered his love for Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and of course, The Beatles through the family subscription to the NME. This was to be his first glimpse of a world he would soon become an important part of. Graduating from pirate radio and a stint as Editor of Scene magazine, Dave joined RTE radio 2 when it launched in 1973, and quickly became the voice of a generation. Billboard magazine hailed him as the man solely responsible for the growth of Ireland’s music industry. 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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3 Responses to “The Thing Is…”

  1. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Currently reduced to €6.99 in the Eason’s sale, well worth picking up if you’ve been sitting on the fence.

  2. Kenneth Connor Says:

    How ya. I just going through a few tapes and came across a track by a band called Gal Gappas.Not sure of the spelling or whether its vinyl, session, or demo but it sounds irish.

    Ken

  3. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Hi Ken, can’t say it rings any bells, what era are we talking about? Can you send in an mp3? Email address is fanningsessions at gmail dot com.

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