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Life On Mars?

1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 April 2014

Johnnie Walker celebrates the decade of Meat Loaf, Marvin Gaye and Motorhead.

This week he's joined in conversation by Rick Wakeman, keyboard player with Yes and solo artist in his own right. The seventies saw Rick reach his cape-wearing prog peak on albums including Close To The Edge and Tales From Topographic Oceans, as well as playing stadiums across the world. He was also a noted session player, performing on tracks by David Bowie, T. Rex and Elton John. Together with Johnnie he'll cover his career in the seventies, including memories of some of music's biggest names.

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

23 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for The Isley Brothers

      The Isley Brothers That Lady

      Blues And Soul: The Soul Years 1966-1999: Vol.3 1972-1973 (Various Artists), Connoisseur, 5

  • Image for Junior Walker & The Allstars

    Junior Walker & The Allstars Take Me Girl, I'm Ready

  • Image for Focus

    Focus Sylvia

    The Best Of Focus, Chrysalis


    • Image for Led Zeppelin

      Led Zeppelin The Song Remains The Same

      Led Zeppelin - Latter Days, Atlantic

    • Image for Led Zeppelin

      Led Zeppelin Over The Hills And Far Away

      Mothership, Atlantic

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Off The Wall

    Michael Jackson - Off The Wall, Epic

  • Image for Jim Croce

    Jim Croce I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song

    The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Morning Has Broken

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island


    • Image for The Undertones

      The Undertones Teenage Kicks

      Single, Sire Records, 1

  • Image for Stackridge

    Stackridge Dora The Female Explorer

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Mandolin Wind

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Mercury

  • Image for The Doors

    The Doors L.A. Woman

    Take It Easy (Various Artists), Warner Strategic Marketi

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Chic

      Chic Good Times

      The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia

  • Image for City Boy

    City Boy 5-7-0-5

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Olympic Runners

    Olympic Runners Sir Dancealot

  • Image for The Moody Blues

    The Moody Blues Question

    Hits Of ... 69 & 70 (Vol.3), Polydor

  • Image for Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt I Never Will Marry


    • Image for T. Rex

      T. Rex Get It On

      Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie, Disky

    • Image for David Bowie

      David Bowie Life On Mars

      David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

    • Image for Yes

      Yes Roundabout

      Fragile, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Little Feat

    Little Feat Rock 'n' Roll Doctor

    As Time Goes By: The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Design

    Design If You Think About Me

  • Image for Ramones



  • Interview: Rick Wakeman

    Interview: Rick Wakeman
  • Johnnie's Jukebox: The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

    Johnnie's Jukebox: The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

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


    This week he's adding "Teenage Kicks" by The Undertones, released in 1978.


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