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All the Young Dudes

Duration:
1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 30 September 2012

All The Young Dudes - it's one of the most beloved rock songs of the 1970's, famously written and produced by David Bowie, becoming a hit for Mott The Hoople. Johnnie Walker meets the man that sang it, Ian Hunter.

Their sound and live shows heavily influenced the punk rock and new artists who followed as Mott The Hoople reached superstardom in the UK and the US. Ian Hunter left the band in 1974 and went on to have a successful solo career, often collaborating with Mick Ronson. Johnnie talks to Ian about how he went from a succession of manual jobs to fronting the band, that breakthrough hit, Bowie, Ronson and his career longevity.

Also on the show Johnnie marks 35 years since the controversial and iconic debut album from the Sex Pistols. Steve Jones remembers the recording of the album and the stories behind the tracks and why, in this Jubilee year, it still has so much impact.

Music Played

19 items
  • Hour 1

    • Image for Mott the Hoople

      Mott the Hoople Roll Away The Stone

      Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Blue Öyster Cult

    Blue Öyster Cult Don't Fear The Reaper

    Chart Show Ultimate Rock - Various, Hit

  • Featured Album: Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Victoria

    Arthur (Deluxe Edition), Sanctuary, 1

  • Image for Exile

    Exile Kiss You All Over

    Billboard Top Hits: 1978 (Various), Rhino

  • Image for Johnny Nash

    Johnny Nash Stir It Up

    More Music From Northern Exposure, MCA

  • Image for Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Featured Album: Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols

  • In conversation with Tony Visconti

  • Image for Syreeta

    Syreeta Your Kiss Is Sweet

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.7 (Various), Motown

  • Hour 2

    • Image for Bad Company

      Bad Company Can't Get Enough

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

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Young Americans

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Featured Album: Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols

  • Image for Neil Young

    Neil Young After The Goldrush

    Neil Young - After The Gold Rush, Reprise, 2

  • In conversation with Ian Hunter

  • Image for Ian Hunter

    Ian Hunter Once Bitten, Twice Shy

  • Image for Billy Swan

    Billy Swan I Can Help

    Country Legends (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Racing Cars

    Racing Cars They Shoot Horses Don't They

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Featured Album: Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols

  • Featured Album: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

    Featured Album: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

  • Coming up: 07 October

    Johnnie catches up with Frances de la Tour, star of the seminal sitcom Rising Damp and spins more seventies smashers.

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