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With New Seeker Marty Kristian

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 20 March 2011

From Top of the Pops to platforms and Jackie to jumpsuits, Johnnie Walker revisits the 1970s. This week home-grown heartthrob Marty Kristian, from the New Seekers recalls his favourite memories and music of his decade of pop stardom.

The New Seekers were known for their mixed-gender line-up and sold 35 million records off the back of singles such as I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Beg, Steal or Borrow, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me and Never Ending Song of Love.

As he releases an album of New Seekers demo recordings, Marty recalls performing for the likes of President Nixon and The Queen and gracing teenage walls alongside David Cassidy and Donny Osmond. He also pays tribute to fellow band member Cathy Logan, who recently passed away.

Also on the show, we hear an artist or personality of the decade wax lyrical on the wireless in Radio Rewind and Johnnie spins three gems from a classic 70s album.

Music Played

22 items
  • Hour 1

    • Image for David Bowie

      David Bowie Rebel Rebel

      David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Chairmen of the Board
  • Featured Album - All Things Must Pass

  • Image for Smokie

    Smokie Living Next Door To Alice

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Moondance

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for Patti Smith

    Patti Smith Because The Night

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon Mother & Child Reunion

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 1), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson Georgia On My Mind

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees Lonely Days

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits

  • Image for The Specials

    The Specials and Rico Rodriguez A Message To You Rudy

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), EMI

  • Hour 2

    • Untitled

  • Featured Album: All Things Must Pass

  • Image for Johnny Bristol

    Johnny Bristol Hang On In There Baby

    And They Danced All Night, Debutante

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers

  • Image for Stiff Little Fingers

    Stiff Little Fingers Alternative Ulster

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Waterloo

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 019

  • My 70s: Marty Kristian of the New Seekers

  • Image for Argent

    Argent Hold Your Head Up

    (Single), Epic, 2

  • Image for Exile

    Exile Kiss You All Over

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd The Great Gig In The Sky

    The Best Album Tracks ...Ever! (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Featured Album - All Things Must Pass

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Caroline

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • My 70s: Marty Kristian of the New Seekers

    My 70s: Marty Kristian of the New Seekers

  • Coming Up: 27 March

    Johnnie Walker remembers the decade of disco divas, dancing queens, and glam rockers.


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