'All The Young Dudes' - The Phenomenal Documentary In Memory Of Tony Fenton
"Tony was the only person in this building who could walk in, just for an average day at work, and he'd get a round of applause because he's worth it".
In March of this year, the country bid farewell to a true broadcasting legend, as Tony Fenton lost his battle with cancer.
On May 14th, an evening of music and comedy was held in Dublin’s Vicar Street in memory of the late great Tony.
'All The Young Dudes' saw Ham Sandwich, Aslan, Something Happens, The Stunning, Delorentos, Wallis Bird, Mick Flannery, Gavin Glass, Dermot Whelan and Mario Rosenstock among others, take to the stage to celebrate his life.
'The Dude' was renowned for his support of Irish music and every act performing on the night had previously appeared on The Tony Fenton Show on Today FM.
In the aftermath of his death, friends and colleagues of the radio giant shared stories and tales of 'The Dude'. An outpouring of grief at the passing of one of the country's most iconic voices came from every corner of the globe.
The magic of 'All The Young Dudes' was caught on camera by the exceptionally talented music documentary maker, Myles O'Reilly. Edited into just 44-minutes, Myles captured the essence of what 'The Dude' lived for in a truly touching and emotional tribute.
"You're more consistent than U2..." The footage closes with an audio clip from Tony's last ever interview with U2 frontman, Bono.
A special screening of the documentary took place during the summer in Dublin's Lighthouse Cinema and on St. Stephen's Night, TV3 aired it exclusively. It has now been made available for viewing on Myles' website.
Spectacular from beginning to end, watch All The Young Dudes :: Songs In Memory Of Tony Fenton in full here.
You can also listen to The Last Interview - When Bono Met Tony here in full:
Today FM announced the release of Whole Lotta Live, a 30-track album full of live sessions recorded at their station by Irish and international acts, which proceeds go towards Today FM’s 'Shave or Dye or Oh My!' in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.
Tony was a huge supporter of the annual charity drive and was central to its success year after year.
“This album is inspired by and dedicated to our dear friend and colleague Tony Fenton,” brainchild and Tony's producer Pamela Blake said.
“Irish radio lost a shining light in 2015 and he is greatly missed. Tony was a genuine, soulful lover of music".
Lead image via Myles O'Reilly