'The Tube' director dies

Gavin Taylor, the North East-born director of the 1980s TV show, 'The Tube', has died aged 72.

Regarded as one of the greatest directors of live music shows, he made his name with the programme produced by Tyne Tees Television for Channel 4.

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Tribute to director of 'The Tube'

North-East born Gavin Taylor, who made his name directing the landmark 1980s music programme on Tyneside, has died aged 72.

The Tube, presented by Jools Holland and Paula Yates, ran from 1982 to 1987.

Taylor joined Tyne Tees Television as an assistant cameraman and went on to direct music programmes, videos and concerts around the world.

Music historian Chris Phipps remembers a man who was admired by the biggest names in the music industry:

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