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Mott the Hoople frontman and songwriter Ian Hunter joins Johnnie to share his memories of the 1970s and talk about the band's upcoming headline slot at a UK rock festival.

Ian Hunter found fame in the 1970s with his band, Mott the Hoople but he's also a successful solo artist and songwriter. He joined Mott the Hoople in 1969 after several years in the music business. It's well known that the band struggled to make their mark commercially in the early part of the decade, however they had a famous fan by the name of David Bowie.

Bowie himself had taken several shots at fame and wanted to help. He presented them with 'All the Young Dudes' which they recorded. The move paid off; Mott the Hoople got to number 3 in the UK singles charts with the song and Bowie went on to produce an album for them, also called 'All the Young Dudes'. Mott the Hoople's career took off after Bowie's assistance and they made their mark on the sound of the 1970's with albums 'Mott' and 'The Hoople'. Ian Hunter left Mott the Hoople in December 1974 and continued with his solo career. In 2009 Mott the Hoople reformed for a tour and again in 2013. At the end of June 2018, Mott the Hoople will be back in the UK once again, for a headline slot at the Ramblin' Man Fair in Maidstone.

Also on the show this week, Johnnie takes a look at some of the stories from This Week In Music and another listener will pick a classic seven-inch single to be added to Johnnie's Jukebox.

2 hours

Last on

Tue 26 Jun 2018 03:00

Music Played

  • HOUR 1

    • Free

      Wishing Well

      • The Boys Are Back In Town (Various).
      • Columbia.
      • 10.
  • The Hues Corporation

    Rock The Boat

    • Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.

    • Elton John

      Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

    Hollywood Nights

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • Billy Joel

    My Life


    • Graham Parker & The Rumour

      Hold Back The Night

      • The Best Of.
      • Vertigo.
      • 2.
  • Rush

    Closer to the Heart

    • Proud To Be Loud.
    • Mercury Records Limited.
    • 13.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

    • Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits.
    • Atlantic.
  • The Who

    Behind Blue Eyes

    • The Who Hits 50! (Deluxe Edition).
    • Polydor.
    • 024.
  • Peter Frampton

    Show Me The Way

    • And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1.
    • Debutante.

    • 10cc

      I'm Not In Love

      • The Singles.
      • PID.
      • 1.
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section


    • Raised On Rock: '70s Rock US.
    • Polydor Limited.
    • 12.
  • HOUR 2

    • Warren Zevon

      Werewolves Of London

      • Drive Time (Various Artists).
      • Now.

    • George Harrison

      Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)

      • Living In The Material World.
      • Apple.
      • 2.

    • Wizzard

      See My Baby Jive

      • 25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1973.
      • Connoisseur.
    • Mott the Hoople

      All The Young Dudes

      • The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various).
      • Premier.
    • Mott the Hoople

      The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll

      • The Very Best Of.
      • Sony.
    • Ian Hunter

      Once Bitten, Twice Shy

      • (CD Single).
      • Columbia.
      • 4.
    • The Band

      The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

      • EMI.
  • Boz Scaggs


    • Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees.
    • Columbia.
  • Neil Diamond

    Cracklin' Rosie

    • Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio.
    • Columbia/Mca.
  • Van McCoy

    The Hustle

    • Golden Hits Of The 70's (Various Artists).
    • BR Music.

Graham Parker and the Rumour - Hold Back the Night

Graham Parker and the Rumour - Hold Back the Night
Johnnie Walker and the Sounds of the 70s listeners curate their own personal jukebox, filled with classic seventies seven inches.

This week they're adding "Hold Back the Night" by Graham Parker and the Rumour released in 1976.


  • Sun 24 Jun 2018 15:00
  • Tue 26 Jun 2018 03:00