26 Sep 2007
Okay, last week I promised a new set of questions, so here we go!
1.) Issue 7 of Collectormania says that Larry performed four songs with Nanci Griffith when she played the Point Depot in Dublin in October, 1994. I can’t find any confirmation or an exact date.
2.) U2 performed on an RTE TV show called Pop On the Box early on. According to this video, it was sometime in 1979. I would love to get closer on the date. Even knowing the month would help. (And BTW, that song is also known as “The Magic Carpet.”)
3.) There are many articles online that reference the fact that U2 “swept the competition”, winning five awards in the 1979 Hot Press Reader’s Poll — which would’ve been published in January, 1980. But I can find no record of what those 5 awards are. I have an e-mail in to my contact at Hot Press, but some backup help would be appreciated!
4.) Here’s a tough one: In Bill Graham’s book, U2 – The Early Days, he says that Edge enrolled briefly at the College of Technology on Bolton Street in Dublin in September, 1979. But, a Seventeen magazine article (that’s included in the U2 Reader book) says Edge was supposed to enroll, but never did. I e-mailed the school (which has a new name now, I recall) about a year ago and chatted with someone about it, but they weren’t very interested in digging through the enrollment records looking for a “Dave Evans.”
I would love to get an accurate answer on this, because this is a key time for U2. U2-3 is just about to come out, and the band’s parents are telling the boys it’s time to get an education or get real jobs. Knowing if Edge actually started going to this school would shine a new light on how desperate they were for U2-3 to succeed.
5.) What day was the Zoo TV Live from Sydney home video (VHS) first released? I have one source saying May 17, 1994. And another source says April, 1994.
6.) According to this article, Larry played drums on June 1, 2006, at a going away party for a guy named Stephen Galligan. No disrespect intended, but who is Stephen Galligan?
That’s all for now, but there’s always more to come…. thanks in advance for the help on these!