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Holidays in the Sun

1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 23 March 2014

Johnnie Walker celebrates the decade of Leo Sayer, Linda Ronstadt and Led Zeppelin.

This week the author Mark Rye remembers working for record labels and managing bands in the My 70s feature. Time at EMI and Raft Records gave him access to groups including Pink Floyd, the Sex Pistols and Ian Dury, who all are covered in his new book Over Under Sideways Down. The book covers some of Mark's favourite stories from his life in music, including contributions from DJs, roadies, journalists and some of the British music industry's unique characters.

Also on the show, Johnnie will revisit a moment from the decade courtesy of the BBC archive and another classic seven-inch single will be added into Johnnie's Jukebox.

Music Played

27 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Wizzard

      Wizzard See My Baby Jive

      25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1973, Connoisseur

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie I'm Always Touched By Your Presence Dear

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Shaun Cassidy

    Shaun Cassidy That's Rock 'N' Roll

    Shaun Cassidy: Greatest Hits, Curb, 2


    • Image for Lynn Anderson

      Lynn Anderson Rose Garden


      Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky

    • Image for T. Rex

      T. Rex Hot Love

      Electric Warrior (Deluxe Edition), A&M, 13

  • Image for Cher

    Cher Gypsies Tramps & Thieves

    Cher - The Greatest Hits, Wea/Universal

  • Image for Strawbs

    Strawbs Another Day

    Dragonfly, Mercury, 5

  • Image for Jim Capaldi

    Jim Capaldi It's All Up To You

    Music Of The Year 1974, Spectrum, 12

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers Long Train Runnin'

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Dance The Night Away

    The Best of Both Worlds, Rhino, 14

  • Image for Seals & Crofts

    Seals & Crofts Summer Breeze

    Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze, Warner Bros


  • Image for Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lucky Man

    Single, Island Records, 1

  • Image for Bread

    Bread The Guitar Man

    David Gates & Bread - Essentials, Elektra

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Donna Summer

      Donna Summer I Feel Love

      Donna Summer - On The Radio, Casablanca, 7

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell It's Only Make Believe

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Thunder Road

    The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Columbia

  • Image for Stiff Little Fingers

    Stiff Little Fingers Alternative Ulster

    All The Best CD1, Chrysalis, 3

  • Image for The Skids

    The Skids Into The Valley

    Greatest Hits Of Big Country & Skids, Universal

  • Image for Sunny

    Sunny Doctor's Orders

    (Single), CBS, 5

  • Image for Gary Numan

    Gary Numan Films

    The Pleasure Principle, Mortal Records, 4

  • MY 70S: MARK RYE

  • Image for Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt Blue Bayou

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Bryan Ferry

    Bryan Ferry Don't Worry Baby

    These Foolish Things, Virgin, 7

  • Image for Judie Tzuke

    Judie Tzuke Stay With Me Till Dawn

    Amoreuse (Various Artists), Pickwick

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Victoria

    Arthur (Deluxe Edition), Sanctuary, 1

  • Johnnie's Jukebox: Stevie Wonder - Superstition

    Johnnie's Jukebox: Stevie Wonder - Superstition

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


    This week he's adding "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, released in 1972.


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