BILL FLANAGAN

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Bill Flanagan,…………is an American author and television executive. He was born in Rhode Island in 1955 and graduated from Brown University in 1977. His books include WRITTEN IN MY SOUL (1986), LAST OF THE MOE HAIRCUTS (1986), U2 AT THE END OF THE WORLD (1995), and the novels A&R (2000), NEW BEDLAM (2007) and EVENING¹S EMPIRE (2010).  As EVP/Editorial Director of MTV Networks, Flanagan oversees the series VH1 STORYTELLERS and CMT CROSSROADS. He has also worked on LEGENDS, VH1 ARCHIVES, HOTEL MTV, and many other series and specials. He was one of the producers of THE CONCERT FOR NEW YORK CITY after the September 11 attacks and has produced, co-produced or executive produced two televised concerts from the White House, THE BEATLES REVOLUTION for ABC, ELVIS LIVES for NBC, and VH1 specials with Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Springsteen, and Oprah Winfrey. Flanagan acts as Ombudsman of the Sundance Channel series SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH... He also appears on air as an essayist on CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING.  Mr. Flanagan contributed some early reviews when he lived in RI for the local independent papers like Grass-Roots & NewPaper and also the Providence Journal.

 

DATE NEWSPAPER BAND COLUMN TYPE ARTICLE
         
September 17, 1977 Grass-Roots The Ramones Interview Debunking Punk, An Interview with The Ramones
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October 1, 1977 Grass-Roots Terence Boylan Article Just Plain Folks - Singer-Songwriter Terence Boylan
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July 5, 1979 Providence Journal

    Blondie / Dave Edmunds Rockpile

Review Music of Blondie, Rockpile is typical sound of New Wave
DATE NEWSPAPER BAND COLUMN TYPE ARTICLE
         
September 9, 1979 Providence Journal  Dire Straits

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Ocean State makes way for Dire Straits
DATE NEWSPAPER BAND COLUMN TYPE ARTICLE
         
September 10, 1980 The NewPaper  Rudy Cheeks Review The Wild West End

 

 

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