Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

David Bowie - The Man Who Fell to Earth

Johnnie Walker reflects on David Bowie as a style and music icon, and the personification of the 1970's in popular culture.

He visits the new 'David Bowie is' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, packed full of Bowie memorabilia, from costumes, images, film and artwork. Accompanied by Paolo Hewitt, the author of 'Bowie - Album By Album', Johnnie reflects on Bowie's creative evolution and the impact he had on music, art and style in the 1970's.

Plus Johnnie spins some of his Bowie favourites, hits and album tracks, interweaved with archive of Bowie and his friends and collaborators, from Mick Ronson to Tony Visconti and Iggy Pop. We also hear from those he influenced, including Boy George, Gary Numan and Janis Ian.

It's not all Bowie though, '70 Second 70s' re-visits Kate Bush on tour in 1979 and Johnnie spins his usual selection of pop, prog, glam-rock and disco from the decade.

Release date:

1 hour, 56 minutes

Last on

Sun 31 Mar 2013 15:00
Today's Most Popular Tracks
Most added tracks from this show
View more from

Sounds of the 70s Jukebox


Check out all the tracks from Johnnie's Jukebox in one playlist.