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Johnnie Walker remembers the hits of the 1970s from prog to pop to punk. Johnnie catches up with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson ahead of a big UK tour.

Johnnie Walker remembers the hits of the 70s from prog to pop to punk. This week, he catches up with Ian Anderson ahead of a big UK tour.

Known for his manic stage energy and eccentricity, king of the rock flute Ian Anderson has spent over 40 years in the music industry, at the helm of Jethro Tull. Johnnie chats to Ian about the decade that included the band's best-known work with Aqualung, "the mother of all concept albums" Thick As A Brick, and Anderson's stinging riposte to the sneering of certain music critics Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young to Die.

Ian shares the stories behind some of his most popular work whilst reminiscing with Johnnie about their theatrical concerts, diverse influences from folk to prog, and his still hectic touring schedule.

Also on the show Jane Morton from Warwickshire talks about her teacher training college years and moving to London in My 70s and Johnnie spins three gems from a classic 70s album.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Hour 1

    • Eddie & The Hot Rods

      Eddie & The Hot Rods

  • Jr. Walker & The All Stars

    Take Me Girl, I'm Ready

  • Featured Album: The Promise

    • Bruce Springsteen

      Because The Night

  • Jimmy Cliff

    The Harder They Come

    • Jimmy Cliff - The Singles.
    • BR Music.
  • Peter Gabriel

    Solsbury Hill

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

    Blinded By The Light

    • Drivetime 3 (Various Artists).
    • Dino.
  • My 70s: Jane Morton

    • Smokey Robinson

      The Tears Of A Clown

  • T. Rex

    Ride a White Swan

  • Meat Loaf

    Bat Out Of Hell

  • Ralph McTell

    Streets Of London

  • Billy Joel

    Scenes From An Italian Restaurant

  • Rod Stewart

    Maggie May

  • Aretha Franklin

    Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

    • Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits.
    • Atlantic.
  • Featured Album: The Promise

    • Bruce Springsteen

      Ain't Good Enough For You

  • Free

    Wishing Well

    • The Boys Are Back In Town (Various).
    • Columbia.
    • 10.
  • Dr. Feelgood

    Milk And Alcohol

    • EMI.
  • Hour 2

    • The Jackson 5

      I Want You Back

      • The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Five.
      • Polygram Tv.
      • 1.
  • Paul McCartney

    Another Day

    • Pure McCartney.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • John Lennon

    Power To The People

    • John Lennon - Lennon Legend.
    • Parlophone.
  • Featured Album: The Promise

    • Bruce Springsteen

      Fire

  • Clash

    SAFE EUROPEAN HOME

  • White Plains

    When You Are A King

    • White Plains: The Deram Singles Collection.
    • 7T's Records.
  • In conversation with Ian Anderson

    • Jethro Tull

      Life Is A Long Song

  • Jethro Tull

    Living In The Past

  • Ringo Starr

    It Don't Come Easy

    • Ringo.
    • Apple.
  • George Harrison

    My Sweet Lord

    • All Things Must Pass.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Featured Album: The Promise

    • Bruce Springsteen

      Come On

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