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The Don's selections cross time, space and genre, plus his Crucial Vinyl is John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band from 1970.

The Don's selections cross time, space and genre and include Crucial Vinyl from John Lennon.

Each week, as well as blending his favourite new music with classics from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Africa and way beyond, Don highlights a piece of Crucial Vinyl - a cherished album from his own collection. He explains why it means so much to him, and features three key tracks. This week it's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, released in 1970.

Don says, "Even though John had already released three experimental albums, and would release seven more afterwards, this is the one he'll be remembered for. It documented his feelings at that time with a raw, brutal honesty and an artistic integrity that's rarely heard on record, and certainly not from a Beatle. But then again, as this record proves, John wasn't just a Beatle.".

2 hours

Music Played

  • The Clash

    The Guns Of Brixton

    • Epic.
  • D.D Dumbo

    Satan

    • 4AD.
  • The Byrds

    Eight Miles High

    • Columbia.
  • Horace Andy & Big Youth

    Pair Of Dice

  • Depeche Mode

    Personal Jesus

    • Mute Records.
  • Coldcut

    True Skool (feat. Roots Manuva)

    • Sound Mirrors.
    • Ninja Tune.
    • 1.
  • Pilote

    BoxKart (feat. Charlie Parr)

    • Libero.
    • Microspiral.
    • 2.
  • Burning Spear

    My Roots

    • Chant Down Babylon: The Island Anthology.
    • Island.
    • 7.
  • The Big Pink

    Dominos

    • CD SINGLE.
    • 4 A.D..
    • 1.
  • Chairmen of the Board

    Finders Keepers

    • HDH.
  • Basement Jaxx

    What's The News

    • Junto.
    • Atlantic Jaxx.
    • 6.
  • Barrington Levy

    Mary Long Tongue

    • single.
    • Greensleeves Records.
    • 1.
  • Lakuta

    Rice & Peace

    • Brothers & Sisters.
    • Tru Thoughts.
    • 2.
  • Whyte Horses

    The Snowfalls

    • Pop Or Not.
    • CRC Recordings.
    • 2.
  • Jagwar Ma

    O B 1

    • Marathon Artists.
  • Stanley Turrentine & Milt Jackson

    Sister Sanctified

  • Alex Izenberg

    To Move On

    • Harlequin.
    • Weird World.
    • 7.
  • C.W. Stoneking

    Brave Son of America

    • Jungle Blues.
    • 4.
  • Bob Marley

    I Shot The Sheriff (Live Dub Architect Mix)

  • Bongo Herman, Les & Bunny

    Salaam (Peace)

    • Single.
    • Song Bird.
    • 1.
  • Jack Cheshire

    Visitations

    • White Label.
  • Tommy James & The Shondells

    Crystal Blue Persuasion

    • Roulette.
  • D'Angelo And The Vanguard

    Prayer

    • Black Messiah.
    • RCA/Sony Music.
    • 8.
  • The Chosen Few

    People Make The World Go Round

    • Single.
    • Crystal Records.
  • John Lennon

    Working Class Hero (feat. Plastic Ono Band)

    • Working Class Hero - The Definitive Lennon.
    • Parlophone.
    • 7.
  • John Lennon

    I Found Out (feat. Plastic Ono Band)

    • Lennon.
    • Parlophone.
    • 10.
  • John Lennon

    Look At Me

    • John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.
    • EMI.
  • The Pretenders

    The Man You Are

    • Alone.
    • BMG.
    • 8.
  • Marvin Gaye

    Trouble Man

    • Motown.
  • dubrobots

    Forever

    • single.
    • North of Chepstow Records.
    • 1.
  • Jazzmin & Madtone

    I Once Saw The Revolutionary In You

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