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The iconic Wilko Johnson welcomes Johnnie into his home to remember a turbulent 1970s with Dr Feelgood.

The iconic Wilko Johnson welcomes Johnnie into his home to remember a turbulent 1970s with Dr Feelgood.

Formed in 1971, Dr Feelgood were a band you just had to see live - dominated by strutting Wilko's stage presence and unique chop chord guitar playing. His influence was felt in bands up and down the country, and later in the emergent punk revolution (Joe Strummer of The Clash bought a Telecaster guitar after seeing Wilko play live). Wilko enjoyed four successful albums with Dr Feelgood, before their split in 1977. He went on to form The Wilko Johnson Band, and The Solid Senders, before he joined Ian Dury's band The Blockheads, in 1980.

In 2012, Wilko was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, but despite the doctors' worst predictions he continued to perform and in 2013, Wilko announced that following a round of life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free. He'll be talking to Johnnie about his recovery, and why there's still life in the old dog yet.

Also on the show, Johnnie digs out some of the best of the BBC archive, and another listener helps to add a classic seven-inch single into Johnnie's Jukebox.

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

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  • Pratt & McClain

    Happy Days

    • Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3 70s & 80s.
    • Silva Screen Records Ltd.
  • Queen

    Don't Stop Me Now

    • Jazz.
    • Island.
    • 12.
  • David Bowie

    Fame

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Frontiers Records.
    • T1.
  • HOUR 1

    • Heatwave

      Boogie Nights

      • Too Hot To Handle.
      • BBR.
      • 013.
  • The Four Seasons

    December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 11.
  • THIS WEEK IN MUSIC

  • T. Rex

    I Love to Boogie

    • T. Rex - The Singles As & Bs.
    • Repertoire.
  • PHIL SKELLERN TRIBUTE

    • Peter Skellern

      You're A Lady

      • Peter Skellern - You're A Lady.
      • London.
  • Bad Company

    Feel Like Makin' Love

    • (Single).
    • Island.
    • 3.
  • JOHNNIE'S JUKEBOX

  • WILKO JOHNSON - PART ONE

  • HOUR 2

    • Freda Payne

      Band Of Gold

      • Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various).
      • Global Television.
  • WILKO JOHNSON - PART ONE

  • Rod Stewart

    You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)

    • Foot Loose & Fancy Free.
    • Warner Bros.
  • WILKO JOHNSON - PART ONE

  • THIS WEEK IN MUSIC

  • David Bowie

    Kooks

    • Hunky Dory.
    • EMI.
  • Ralph Carter

    When You're Young And In Love

    • The Best Disco In Town Volume 3.
    • Hippo.
    • 18.
  • WILKO JOHNSON - PART TWO

  • Kevin Johnson

    Rock 'n' Roll (I Gave You The Best Years...)

    • (Single).
    • Mainstream.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    You Make Loving Fun

    • The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac.
    • Warner Strategic Marketi.
    • 3.
  • Peter Skellern

    Hold On To Love

    • You're A Lady.
    • Decca Music Group Limited.
    • 1.

Johnnie's Jukebox: Janis Ian - At Seventeen

Johnnie's Jukebox: Janis Ian - At Seventeen

Johnnie Walker curates his own personal jukebox, filled with classic seventies seven inches.

This week he's adding "At Seventeen" by Janis Ian released in 1975. 

Broadcasts

Sounds of the 70s Jukebox

Check out all the tracks from Johnnie's Jukebox in one playlist.