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David Cavanagh – Tom Dunne Interview (2015)

Posted in Books, interview, Music with tags , , on December 31, 2018 by Fanning Sessions

We were saddened to learn of the death of David Cavanagh, respected music journalist and author whose work graced the pages of Sounds, Select, Mojo, Uncut and Q. His book on Creation Records (My Magpie Eyes Are Hungry For The Prize) received widespread praise and we much enjoyed ‘Goodnight and Good Riddance‘ his novel around the radio shows of John Peel preserved for posterity by the folks at the Peel Wikia. Below is an interview with Tom Dunne on Newstalk on the occasion of that books’s publication which we thought you might enjoy. Rest in peace David.

Really sad to hear about the death of David Cavanagh. A little piece he wrote about loving @TheTriffids, called Hell of a Summer, is one of the most perfect pieces of writing about being a music fan. And My Magpie Eyes Are Hungry for the Prize is one of the great music books.

Michael Hann
David Cavanagh – Tom Dunne Interview (2015)

Good Night and Good Riddance: 35 Years Of John Peel

Posted in Music with tags , on October 21, 2015 by Fanning Sessions

good night & good riddance

David Cavanagh talks to Dave Fanning about his book ‘Good Night and Good Riddance‘ on legendary BBC DJ John Peel. It’s an interesting interview for a number of reasons one of which is that David himself listened to Dave Fanning’s radio show while growing up in Belfast. And also because Dave could be considered our John Peel and has possibly suffered the same fate at the hands of RTE that Peel did at the BBC. The book wouldn’t exist without the excellent John Peel Wiki which has been archiving and cataloging all Peel radio shows for too long too mention.

David Cavanagh (2015)