Eamonn Andrews Studios was founded by broadcaster Eamonn Andrews, famous for being the presenter with the big red book of This Is Your Life, a British television programme. In the 1960s, the launch of television in Ireland led him to become the Chairman of the RTÉ Authority. He set up a media production company in Ireland, the Eamonn Andrews Studios, which ran a dance hall called The Television Club in Harcourt Street in Dublin and took on the lease of the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. There was also a recording studio where many pieces for sponsored radio shows where recorded during the 1960s and 1970s. Several Irish bands recorded demo tapes there including a very young U2.