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A Deacon Blue special with Ricky Ross

In a special programme heralding the new series of Long Players Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross joins Johnnie to discuss their first two albums Raintown and When The World Knows Your Name.

Ricky talks about his early life in Dundee, moving to Glasgow and getting a publishing deal before he forms Deacon Blue.

He also remembers recording the album Raintown at London's Air Studios, near the BBC, in Oxford Circus and hearing the album played on the radio for the first time - by Johnnie on Radio 1 on a Saturday afternoon.

Ricky talks about the band members, who remain good friends and the difficulty of contacting Lorraine to record her vocals, as she lived in a flat without a phone as well as the huge success of their second album.

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57 minutes

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Thu 30 Apr 2015 22:00