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1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 22 January 2012

Johnnie Walker revives the decade of sequins, strikes and Saturday Night Fever, and is this week joined by popstar and fashion icon Cyndi Lauper.

Best known for her hit singles Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and True Colours, Cyndi began her 70s travelling around North America after leaving home, eventually studying art in Vermont. Returning to New York she began singing in the city's bars and clubs, performing songs by bands such as Led Zeppelin and Jefferson Airplane. After a scare with her vocal chords in 1977, she went on to garner huge success in the 80s.

Listener John Leigh from Bristol also jumps into the My 70s time machine to share his musical memories from the decade. Plus, Johnnie's featured album is Lust For Life by Iggy Pop - with the usual mix of favourite tracks and enlightening Iggy archive.

Music Played

31 items
  • Hour 1

    • Image for Bad Company

      Bad Company Can't Get Enough

      Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes, 1

  • Image for Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing

    Hot Chocolate, EMI, 16

  • Featured Album: Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

  • Image for Gary Numan

    Gary Numan Cars

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

  • Image for Gerry Rafferty

    Gerry Rafferty Mary Skeffington

    Can I Have My Money Back?, Transatlantic

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Fat Bottomed Girls

    Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone

  • Listener My70s - John Leigh from Bristol

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam In The City

  • Image for Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Do It Again

  • Image for Joan Armatrading

    Joan Armatrading Love & Affection

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Tangled Up In Blue

  • Image for Danny Mirror

    Danny Mirror I Remember Elvis Presley

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello Oliver's Army

    Demon Records

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Featured Album: Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

  • Hour 2

    • Image for Bob Seger

      Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock And Roll

      Greatest Hits, CAPITOL, 9

  • Image for Candi Staton

    Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Daryl Hall

    Daryl Hall and John Oates She's Gone

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Into The Mystic

    Still On Top - The Greatest Hits, Exile

  • Image for Plastic Bertrand

    Plastic Bertrand Ca Plane Pour Moi

    VirginMegaMusic Totally 80's (Var), Rhino

  • Image for Sham 69

    Sham 69 If The Kids Are United

    The Best Footie Anthems In The World...Ever!, Virgin

  • Celebrity My70s: Cyndi Lauper

  • Image for Patti Smith

    Patti Smith Dancing Barefoot

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie X Offender

  • Image for Clash

    Clash London Calling

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James I Found A Love

  • Featured Album: Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders Kid

    The Pretenders - The Singles, WEA

  • Image for Badfinger

    Badfinger Come & Get It

    Magic Christian Music By Badfinger, Apple

  • Featured Album: Iggy Pop - Lust For Life

    Featured Album: Iggy Pop - Lust For Life

  • Coming Up: 29 January

    Sharing his musical memories of the 70s is child-star and 1/7 of one of the world's most famous musical families, Jimmy Osmond.


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