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Stephen King

One of the world's biggest selling authors, Stephen King, chooses his favourite songs and talks about what they mean to him; from AC/DC to Jan and Dean.

In this very special show, Stephen King, one of the world's biggest selling authors, chooses his favourite songs and talks about what they mean to him; from his love of AC/DC to appearing on stage with John Cougar Mellencamp, his running buddy.

Stephen King has sold over 350 million copies of his books, many of which have been made into films and TV series. As well as his love of literature, Stephen also owns three radio stations in the U.S. and is a huge music fan. Over this hour, he plays a selection of tracks from his record collection and tells us the stories behind them.

His latest book is a thrilling new collection of short stories called the Bazaar Of Bad Dreams.

There’s a curio for every reader – a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over, a firework competition between neighbours which reaches an explosive climax, a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries or a poignant tale about the end of the human race.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 10 May 2020 14:00

Music Played

  • AC/DC

    Stiff Upper Lip

    • AC/DC.
    • Promosound.
  • Danny & the Juniors

    At The Hop

    • That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • John Mellencamp

    Pink Houses

    • Uh-Huh.
    • Universal.
  • Jan & Dean

    New Girl In School

    • The Heat Is On.
    • x-tra collection.
  • KC and the Sunshine Band

    That's the Way (I Like It)

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • The Standells

    Dirty Water

  • The Kingsmen

    Louie Louie

    • The Sound Of The 60's, Part 7 (Var).
    • Old Gold.
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival

    It Came Out Of The Sky

    • Willy And The Poorboys.
    • Fantasy.
  • Johnny Rivers

    Secret Agent Man

    • The Best Of.
    • EMI America.
    • 2.
  • Sex Pistols

    Anarchy In The U.K.

    • Virgin.
  • The Searchers

    Needles and Pins

    • (Single).
    • Pye.
  • Nathaniel Rateliff

    S.O.B.

    • (CD Single).
    • Stax Records.
  • Kenny Loggins

    Footloose

    • Footloose (Original S/Track).
    • CBS.
  • The Knack

    My Sharona

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

Credit

Role Contributor
Producer Joe Haddow

Broadcasts

  • Sun 1 Nov 2015 13:00
  • Sun 10 May 2020 14:00