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Charlie Hart from Slim Chance shares his 70s memories of being Ronnie Lane's right-hand man, and hanging out with the likes of Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend and the Small Faces.

Charlie Hart from Slim Chance shares his 70s memories of being Ronnie Lane's right hand man, and hanging out with the likes of Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend and the Small Faces.

At the start of the 70s, multi-instrumentalist Charlie was playing with Ian Dury in his band Kilburn and the Highroads who were at the front of the early 70s Pub-rock boom. Wreckless Eric was in the same stable, and Charlie played keyboards on his first LP. Charlie then joined Ruan O'Lochlainn, Johnny Duan in St. James' Gate, a band which soon metamorphosed into Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance. Charlie played mostly fiddle and accordion and lived at Ronnie's farm, the Fishpool, near Hyssington on the border of Shropshire and Montgomeryshire in Wales. Charlie played on three of Ronnie's solo albums in the 70s: Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance (1975), One for the Road (1976) and See Me (1979), and toured Europe with Clapton's band.

Also on the show, Johnnie hears the stories from This Week In Music with the help of the BBC Archive and inducts another classic record into Johnnie's Jukebox.

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1 hour, 56 minutes

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.
  • T. Rex

    Get It On

    • Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Elton John & Kiki Dee

    Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Van McCoy

    The Hustle

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

    Brown Sugar

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

    Armstrong

    • Greatest Hits From Outer Space.
    • 24.
  • Magazine

    Shot By Both Sides

    • Virgin.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Frontiers Records.
    • T1.
  • Meat Loaf

    You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)

    • The Very Best Of Meat Loaf CD1.
    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
    • 3.
  • Led Zeppelin

    Rock And Roll

    • Led Zeppelin - Early Days.
    • Atlantic.
  • The Doors

    Love Her Madly

    • The Doors - The Best Of The Doors.
    • Elektra.
  • Clout

    Substitute

    • Hard 2 Get Hits - Various Artists.
    • Disky.
  • The Elgins

    Heaven Must Have Sent You

    • Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.5 (Various).
    • Motown.
    • 6.
  • Rod Stewart

    Twistin' the Night Away

    • The Very Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Mercury Records Limited.
    • 8.
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Fanfare for the Common Man

    • The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer.
    • Atlantic.
  • Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance

    G'Morning

    • One For The Road.
    • 9.
  • Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance

    The Poacher

    • Anymore For Anymore... Plus.
    • See For Miles.
  • Ronnie Lane

    The Wanderer (The R'n'B Sessions)

  • Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance

    How Come

    • Anymore For Anymore... Plus.
    • See For Miles.
  • Ronnie Lane & Pete Townshend

    Till The Rivers All Run Dry

    • Rough Mix.
    • 5.
  • The Clash

    I Fought The Law

    • (Single).
    • CBS.
  • Tami Lynn

    I'm Gonna Run Away From You

    • At The Club (Various Artists).
    • Kent.
    • 5.
  • The Who

    Won't Get Fooled Again

    • The Who Hits 50! (Deluxe Edition).
    • Polydor.
    • 021.

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