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A Deacon Blue special with Ricky Ross

Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross joins Johnnie to discuss their first two albums, Raintown and When the World Knows Your Name.

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.

57 minutes

Last on

Thu 30 Apr 2015 22:00

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  • Deacon Blue

    Dignity

    • Our Town- Deacon Blue (Greatest Hits).
    • Columbia.
  • Deacon Blue

    Love's Great Fears

    • Raintown.
    • CBS.
    • 10.
  • Deacon Blue

    Real Gone Kid

    • The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ....
    • Columbia.
  • Deacon Blue

    Fergus Sings The Blues

    • Deacon Blue- Our Town (Greatest Hits).
    • Columbia.
  • Deacon Blue

    Wages Day

    • Deacon Blue- Our Town (Greatest Hits).
    • Columbia.
  • Deacon Blue

    Orphans

    • When The World Knows Your Name.
    • CBS.
    • 13.
  • Deacon Blue

    Born In A Storm

    • Raintown.
    • CBS.
    • 1.
  • Deacon Blue

    Chocolate Girl

    • Deacon Blue - Raintown.
    • CBS.

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