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Elvis Presley: Aloha From Hawaii

Duration:
1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 February 2013

Johnnie Walker re-visits the decade of sequins, strikes and Saturday Night Fever.

This week his guest is Simon Nicol, guitarist, singer and founder member of British folk-rock scene-setters, Fairport Convention. Simon looks back to the end of the Richard Thompson era in the band, recalls when he left to record with folk luminaries John Martyn and Al Stewart in the 1970's and how he re-joined in time for their 'farewell' tour at the first ever Croperdy Festival in 1979. Since then the annual gig has become a music festival institution, and it never did see off Fairport Convention, who have now been performing for over 45 years.

Also, in our new 'I Was There' feature, Johnnie takes his pick of Elvis Presley's Live LPs of the 1970's and chooses 'Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite' from 1973. The concert was aired to 40 countries via satellite, costing a record amount for a live broadcast. Johnnie tells the story of the concert and it's broadcast and takes his pick of the tracks on the resulting live soundtrack.

Music Played

27 items
  • Hour 1

    • Image for Bad Company

      Bad Company Can't Get Enough

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

  • Image for Gary Numan

    Gary Numan Cars

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

  • I Was There: Elvis Presley - Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

    • Image for Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes

      Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite, RCA

  • Image for Roger Daltrey

    Roger Daltrey Giving It All Away

    The Best Of Rock Legends (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Talk To Me

    Columbia

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Ziggy Stardust

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Spread Your Wings

    News Of The World, Island

  • Image for Chairmen of the Board

    Chairmen of the Board Elmo James

    P-Vine Records

  • I Was There: Elvis Presley - Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

    • Image for Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley Introductions By Elvis

      Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite, RCA

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley An American Trilogy

    Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite, RCA

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam In The City

    Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for The Flying Lizards

    The Flying Lizards Money (That's What I Want)

    Hard 2 Get Hits - Various Artists, Disky

  • Image for The Byrds

    The Byrds Chestnut Mare

    The Greatest Hits Of 1971 (Various), Premier

  • Image for The Crusaders

    The Crusaders Street Life

    The Very Best Of Randy Crawford, Dino

  • Hour 2

    • Image for Pretenders

      Pretenders Kid

      The Pretenders - The Singles, WEA

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • Image for King Floyd

    King Floyd Groove Me

    Atlantic

  • I Was There: Elvis Presley - Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

    • Image for Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

      Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite, RCA

  • Image for The Intruders

    The Intruders Win Place Or Show (She's A Winner)

    Sound Of Philadelphia Vol 2 (Various), Arcade Benelux

  • My 70s: Simon Nicol

  • Image for John Martyn

    John Martyn Over The Hill

    Island

  • Image for Madness

    Madness One Step Beyond

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), EMI, 5

  • Image for Plastic Bertrand

    Plastic Bertrand Ca Plane Pour Moi

    VirginMegaMusic Totally 80's (Var), Rhino

  • Image for The Rezillos

    The Rezillos Top Of The Pops

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

  • Image for The Temptations

    The Temptations Ball Of Confusion

    The Temptations - Motown's Greatest H, Motown

  • Image for Peter Skellern

    Peter Skellern Our Jackie's Getting Married

    Decca

  • I Was There: Elvis Presley - Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite

    • Image for Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling In Love

      Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite, RCA

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