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It's coming on Christmas

1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 December 2012

This week Johnnie catches up with Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh from Deacon Blue.

The band had huge hits in the 1980s and 90s including Dignity and Real Gone Kid and, in My 70s, they tell us all about their musical education in the - growing up separately in Scotland, forming Deacon Blue and getting married. They talk about listening to Johnnie on the radio, what featured in their record collections and how they first discovered music.

Johnnie also revisits the life and music of Joni Mitchell. For many, she defined the era of the singer-songwriter. As her studio albums from 1968-1979 are re-issued in a new boxset, Johnnie picks his favourite tracks, plays archive audio of Joni herself and tells the story of the albums that have influenced countless artists such as Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde and Courtney Love.

Music Played

29 items
  • Featured Artist: Joni Mitchell

    Featured Artist: Joni Mitchell


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