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Chestnut Mare

1 hour, 56 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 31 August 2014

Johnnie Walker celebrates the decade of Joni Mitchell, Journey and Janis Joplin.

This week he's joined in conversation by Roger McGuinn, best known as lead singer and guitarist with The Byrds. After forming in 1964, Roger was the only member of the band to stay with the group until their breakup in 1973. The seventies saw them release four studio albums and reach the UK top twenty in 1971 with the song Chestnut Mare. The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and McGuinn continues to tour to this day.

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 Pretenders

      Pretenders Kid

      The Pretenders - The Singles, WEA

  • Image for Vicki Sue Robinson

    Vicki Sue Robinson Turn The Beat Around

    American Dreams (The Best Of The 70's, RCA

  • Image for John Holt

    John Holt Help Me Make It Through The Night

    Misty Blue - Love Songs Of The 70's, Old Gold


  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Sarah

    Thin Lizzy - Black Rose, Vertigo

  • Image for David Dundas

    David Dundas Jeans On

    Super 70's Summer (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Can't Get It Out Of My Head

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Neil Young

    Neil Young When You Dance You Can Really Love


    • Image for Slade

      Slade Cum On Feel The Noize

      Single, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Hotel California

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Chris Spedding

    Chris Spedding Motor Biking

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Lene Lovich

    Lene Lovich Lucky Number

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

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Get It On

    Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie, Disky

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for Al Green

      Al Green Let's Stay Together

      The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Sister Sledge

    Sister Sledge We Are Family

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Blue Mink

    Blue Mink The Banner Man

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold, 1

  • Image for The Rubettes

    The Rubettes Juke Box Jive

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1974, Connoisseur Collection, 12


    • Image for The Byrds

      The Byrds Chestnut Mare

      The Greatest Hits Of 1971 (Various), Premier

    • Image for Roger McGuinn

      Roger McGuinn Friend

      Born to Rock and Roll, Columbia Legacy, 14

    • Image for Roger McGuinn

      Roger McGuinn Easy Does It

      Roger McGuinn & Band, CBS, 9

  • Image for Mott the Hoople

    Mott the Hoople The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll

    The Very Best Of, Sony

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Tiny Dancer

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Never Going Back Again

    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Warner Bros, 10

  • Johnnie's Jukebox: Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize

    Johnnie's Jukebox: Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize

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


    This week he's adding "Cum On Feel The Noize" by Slade, released in 1973.


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