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Dire Straits bassist John Illsley remembers a pivotal decade in his career. Plus there's a new record for the Jukebox and Johnnie hears the stories from This Week In Music.

Dire Straits bassist John Illsley remembers a pivotal decade in his career. Illsley formed Dire Straits in 1977 with Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler and Pick Withers. Their first single "Sultans of Swing" reached the top ten in the US chart in 1978 and became a top ten hit in the UK the following year. The band would go on to become one of the world's best-selling music artists, with album sales of over 100 million.

Also on the show, Johnnie's Jukebox welcomes a new record and we hear all the stories from This Week In Music in the 70s.

2 hours

Music Played

  • The Jimmy Castor Bunch

    Troglodyte

  • 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.
  • KC and the Sunshine Band

    That's the Way (I Like It)

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

    Born To Run

    • Born To Run.
    • CBS.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Miss You

    • The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks.
    • Abkco.
  • Rod Stewart

    Twistin' the Night Away

    • The Very Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Mercury Records Limited.
    • 8.
  • Rachel Sweet

    B-A-B-Y

    • Stiff Records.
  • Jimmy Buffett

    Margaritaville

    • Country Roads (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Melanie

    Ruby Tuesday

    • Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Andrew Gold

    Lonely Boy

    • Super Hits Of The '70s - Have A Nice Day, Vol. 19 (Various Artists).
    • Rhino Records.
    • 1.
  • Dr. Hook

    Sylvia's Mother

    • Completely Hooked.
    • Capitol.
  • Skids

    Into The Valley

    • Greatest Hits Of Big Country & Skids.
    • Universal.
  • R. Dean Taylor

    There's A Ghost In My House

    • And They Danced The Night Away.
    • Debutante.
  • The Clash

    London Calling

    • Billy Elliot O.S.T. - Various Artists.
    • Polydor.
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    Carry On

    • Deja Vu.
    • 1.
  • James Taylor

    Your Smiling Face

    • James Taylor - Classic Songs.
    • CBS.
  • Dire Straits

    Angel Of Mercy

    • Communique.
    • Mercury Records Limited.
    • 6.
  • J.J. Cale

    Same Ole Blues

  • Van Morrison

    And It Stoned Me

    • Polydor.
  • Dire Straits

    Sultans Of Swing

    • (Single).
    • Vertigo.
    • 5.
  • Limmie & The Family Cookin’

    You Can Do Magic

    • Afrodisiac (Various Artists).
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Landslide

    • 50 Years - Don't Stop.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 005.
  • John Williams

    Superman (Main Title)

    • Greatest Hits 1969-1999.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.

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