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Johnnie Walker talks to Rod Stewart about his love of the UK, his family, football, long-legged blondes, the armed forces, that famous Stewart 'luck' and his return to songwriting.

Johnnie Walker is in conversation with one of our greatest performers and songwriters, whose voice is just as distinctive and strong now as it was with the Jeff Beck Group and The Faces in the 60s and 70s.

Rod Stewart CBE has broken chart records on both sides of the Atlantic, with top ten and number one hit singles and albums, including clever covers, the great American songbook and his own heartfelt compositions.

Rod talks in depth about his love of this country, his family, football, long legged blondes, the armed forces, that famous Stewart "luck" and his triumphant return to song writing.
Since Johnnie and Rod last met he has released two albums and written his autobiography, so there is a lot to catch up on. Above all, he is great company - hugely enthusiastic and very funny - and not afraid to comment on his past and laugh at himself.

This programme was first broadcast in August.

57 minutes

Last on

Mon 28 Dec 2015 17:05

Music Played

  • Rod Stewart

    Can't Stop Me Now

    • Time.
    • Capitol Records.
    • 001.
  • Rod Stewart

    Can't Stop Me Now

    • Time.
    • Capitol Records.
    • 001.
  • Rod Stewart

    Another Country

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Rod Stewart

    Another Country

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Rod Stewart

    Handbags and Gladrags

    • Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Album.
    • Mercury.
  • Rod Stewart

    Handbags and Gladrags

    • Rod Stewart - The Rod Stewart Album.
    • Mercury.
  • Rod Stewart & Stevie Wonder

    What A Wonderful World

    • Rod Stewart - Stardust: The Great American Songbook Vol III.
    • J.
  • Rod Stewart & Stevie Wonder

    What A Wonderful World

    • Rod Stewart - Stardust: The Great American Songbook Vol III.
    • J.
  • Rod Stewart

    Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Rod Stewart

    Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Rod Stewart

    It's Over

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol Records.
    • 1.
  • Rod Stewart

    It's Over

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol Records.
    • 1.
  • Rod Stewart

    Love And Be Loved

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Rod Stewart

    Love And Be Loved

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Rod Stewart

    Brighton Beach

    • Time.
    • Capitol.
    • 1.
  • Rod Stewart

    Brighton Beach

    • Time.
    • Capitol.
    • 1.
  • Rod Stewart

    Gasoline Alley

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Mercury.
  • Rod Stewart

    Gasoline Alley

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Mercury.
  • Faces

    Stay with Me

    • Glam Crazee - Various Artists.
    • Virgin.
  • Faces

    Stay with Me

    • Glam Crazee - Various Artists.
    • Virgin.
  • Rod Stewart

    Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller

    • Smiler.
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • Rod Stewart

    Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller

    • Smiler.
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • Rod Stewart

    Maggie May (album version)

    • Every Picture Tells My Story.
    • Mercury.
    • 7.
  • Rod Stewart

    Maggie May (album version)

    • Every Picture Tells My Story.
    • Mercury.
    • 7.
  • Rod Stewart

    Batman Superman Spiderman

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Rod Stewart

    We Can Win

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Rod Stewart

    Batman Superman Spiderman

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Rod Stewart

    We Can Win

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Rod Stewart

    The First Cut Is The Deepest

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Rod Stewart

    The First Cut Is The Deepest

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Rod Stewart

    Downtown Train

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Rod Stewart

    Downtown Train

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Rod Stewart

    A Friend For Life

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Rod Stewart

    A Friend For Life

    • Another Country.
    • Decca.
    • 12.

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