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Remembering 'The King'

This week Johnnie celebrates the work of "The King", Elvis Presley, in the 1970s.

This week back in 1977 Elvis Presley made his last ever stage appearance in Indianapolis. He died less than two month later. Johnnie looks back at the huge body of work he released during his last decade, from The Wonder of You to Burning Love, Promised Land and Way Down. This was the era of Nixon, jumpsuits, Vegas but also his deterioration in health. Johnnie spins his favourite tracks and remembers the stories.

Also on the show writer and actress Meera Syal MBE shares her memories of her youth in Wolverhampton. Meera is best known as one of the team behind the comedy shows Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars At No. 42, has published two novels and has recently been in the feature film All In Good Time. She shares her memories of growing up in the only Indian family in a small mining village in Staffordshire and chooses some of the music she loved.

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1 hour, 56 minutes

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Sun 24 Jun 2012 15:00
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