“Who is Thomas McLaughlin?”

u2 croke park 1987

On Saturday 15th August 2017, one week ahead of U2’s gig in Croke Park, Dave Fanning looked back at the original ‘Joshua Tree’ gig in 1987. Two of the guests reminiscing about life around U2 thirty years ago were Steve Averill and Thomas McLoughlin.

Thomas McLaughlin was lead singer of Light a Big Fire who supported U2 in Croke Park in 1987 (along with The Pogues & Lou Reed). Steve Averill was lead singer of The Radiators from Space (celebrating the 40 year anniversary of ‘Television Screen’) and gave U2 their name and designed or art directed all but one of their album sleeves.

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2 Responses to ““Who is Thomas McLaughlin?””

  1. Tom McLaughlin also did the review of Tonight, Bowie’s then new album, on the Dave Fanning Show in 1984 which a helpful punter donated to this site and which could possibly be cross-referenced.

  2. Good call. Link added and tags updated! 🙂

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