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Hey Lord, Don't Ask Me Questions

1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 06 October 2013

Johnnie Walker celebrates the decade of Mexico '70, West Germany '74 and Argentina '78.

This week Graham Parker recalls his emergence to the music scene and picks some of his favourite tunes in My 70s. Accompanied by his band The Rumour, he came to national attention in 1977 with a cover of Hold Back The Night by The Trammps, performed on Top Of The Pops. With a style covering pub rock, rhythm and blues and new wave, he would influence artists including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen as the decade ended.

Also on the show, the seventies will be revisited with sounds courtesy of the BBC archive, and Johnnie will add another classic seven inch to Johnnie's Jukebox.

Music Played

24 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Orleans

      Orleans Still The One

      Orleans - Waking And Dreaming, SNOWSTORM

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie The Jean Genie

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky

    The Very Best Of, Frontiers Records, T1


  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Sultans of Swing

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Victoria

    Arthur (Deluxe Edition), Sanctuary, 1


    • Image for Patti Smith

      Patti Smith Because The Night

      Single, Arista Records, 1

  • Image for Jud Strunk

    Jud Strunk Daisy A Day

    Super Hits Of The '70s: Have A Nice Day Volume 11, Rhino, 7

  • Image for George Harrison

    George Harrison What Is Life

    George Harrison: All Things Must Pass, Parlophone, 11

  • Image for The Velvet Underground

    The Velvet Underground Sweet Jane

    Lou Reed - NYC Man, BMG

  • Image for The O'Jays

    The O'Jays Love Train

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Faces

    Faces Had Me A Real Good Time


  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin You're All I Need To Get By

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Bad Company

      Bad Company Can't Get Enough

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

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd Fat Old Sun

  • Image for Phoebe Snow

    Phoebe Snow Every Night

    Uncovered (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk Autobahn

    (Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Badfinger

    Badfinger Baby Blue

    Straight Up, Apple

  • Image for Graham Parker & The Rumour

    Graham Parker & The Rumour Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions



  • Image for Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Bob Marley & The Wailers Concrete Jungle

  • Image for Tyrone Davis

    Tyrone Davis Turn Back The Hands Of Time

    The Story of Brunswick CD2, Demon, 10

  • Image for Santana

    Santana Samba Pa Ti

    Santana's Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Pulse, 1

  • Johnnie's Jukebox: Patti Smith - Because The Night

    Johnnie's Jukebox: Patti Smith - Because The Night

    Johnnie Walker curates his own personal jukebox, filled with classic seventies seven inches. This week he's adding "Because The Night" by Patti Smith, released in 1978.

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