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An Unlikely Pilgrimage

1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 28 July 2013

Johnnie Walker celebrates the decade of Rigsby, Alan, Philip and Miss Jones.

This week he's joined by the author Rachel Joyce, who was nominated for the 2012 Man Booker Prize with her novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Set in the seventies, her new book Perfect uses the decade as a crucial plot device, with the addition of two seconds to the clock in 1972. Together with Johnnie she'll cover her favourite music of the decade, plus the memories of her formative years that remain so evocative today.

Also on the show, another classic record will be loaded into Johnnie's Jukebox, and this week in 1978 will be revisited courtesy of a trip to the BBC archive.

Music Played

25 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine

    And They Danced All Night, Debutante

  • Image for J.J. Cale

    J.J. Cale Hey Baby

    Troubador, Mercury, 1


  • Image for The Pioneers

    The Pioneers Let Your Yeah Be Yeah

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Gallagher & Lyle

    Gallagher & Lyle Heart On My Sleeve

    Gallagher & Lyle - Breakaway, River Records


    • Image for Status Quo

      Status Quo Rockin' All Over The World

      Single, Vertigo, 1

  • Image for Grateful Dead

    Grateful Dead Uncle John's Band


  • Image for Plastic Bertrand

    Plastic Bertrand Ca Plane Pour Moi

    VirginMegaMusic Totally 80's (Var), Rhino

  • Image for The Knack

    The Knack My Sharona

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

  • Image for Patti Smith

    Patti Smith Because The Night

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for J.J. Cale

    J.J. Cale Cajun Moon

    Special Edition, Mercury, 12

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Madness

      Madness One Step Beyond

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

  • Image for Duncan Browne

    Duncan Browne Journey

    Acoustic Moods (Various Artists), Polygram TV, 2

  • Image for The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley Jammin'

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer MacArthur Park

    The Dance Collection, Casablanca, 4

  • Image for McGuinness Flint

    McGuinness Flint Malt & Barley Blues

    Heart On My Sleeve, A&M

  • Image for J.J. Cale

    J.J. Cale After Midnight

    J.J.Cale - Special Edition, Mercury


  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Songbird

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin When The Levee Breaks

  • Image for Van McCoy

    Van McCoy The Hustle

    Golden Hits Of The 70's (Various Artists), BR Music

  • Image for J.J. Cale

    J.J. Cale Travellin' Light

    Troubador, Mercury, 2

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Prairie Rose

    Country Life, Island Records, 10

  • Interview: Rachel Joyce

    Interview: Rachel Joyce

  • Johnnie's Jukebox: Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World

    Johnnie's Jukebox: Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World

    Johnnie Walker curates his own personal jukebox, filled with classic seventies seven inches.

    This week he's adding "Rockin' All Over The World" by Status Quo, released in 1977.

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