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1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 December 2012

Johnnie Walker meets English boogie rockers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt from Status Quo.

The Quo have released an incredible 29 studio albums during their long career and 22 of their singles have made it into the UK Top 10. The pair talk about the last 50 years together, as well as reuniting with original band members ahead of their Christmas tour.

Johnnie also looks at the work of The Jam in the 1970s, on the 30th anniversary of their split in 1982, when Paul Weller was just 24 years old. Johnnie takes a tour through their 1970s' albums In The City, This Is The Modern World, All Mod Cons and Setting Sons, picking his favourites and telling the stories.

Music Played

26 items
  • Hour 1

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Bright Side Of The Road

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Featured Artist: The Jam

  • Image for The Knack

    The Knack My Sharona

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Gloria Gaynor

    Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra

    Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra The Sky At Night (At The Castle Gate)


  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Starman

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Sail On Sailor

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 2), EMI

  • In conversation with Lou Reed

    • Image for Lou Reed

      Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side (Original Demo)

  • Featured Artist: The Jam

  • Image for The Miracles

    The Miracles and Smokey Robinson The Tears Of A Clown

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Rip Her To Shreds

    1977 - The Spirit Of Punk (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Badfinger

    Badfinger No Matter What

    Badfinger - No Dice, Apple

  • Hour 2

    • Image for Diana Ross

      Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough

      Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Stephen Stills

    Stephen Stills Love The One You're With

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Featured Artist: The Jam

  • Image for Norman “Hurricane” Smith

    Norman “Hurricane” Smith Oh Babe What Would You Say

    (Single), Columbia

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • In conversation with Status Quo

  • Image for The Doors

    The Doors Roadhouse Blues

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Down Down

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Caroline

  • Image for Joni Mitchell

    Joni Mitchell River

    Joni Mitchell - Blue, Reprise

  • Featured Artist: The Jam

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Let's Stay Together

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Ramones

    Ramones Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

    The Ramones - All The Stuff And More, Sire

  • Featured Artist: The Jam

    Featured Artist: The Jam


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