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Andy Scott from The Sweet

Andy Scott from The Sweet talks to Johnnie about the decade that made him.

Andy Scott from The Sweet talks to Johnnie about the decade that made him.

The band was formed in London in the late 60s but didn't achieve their first hit until 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman for the song "Funny Face". They went on to have thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with "Block Buster!" (1973) topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in "Hell Raiser" (1973), "The Ballroom Blitz" (1973) and "Teenage Rampage" (1974). The band turned to a more hard rock style with their mid-career singles, like 1974's "Turn It Down". "Fox on the Run" (1975) also reached number two on the UK charts.

Also on the show, Johnnie delves into the BBC Archive for This Week In Music and adds another classic 7" to Johnnie's Jukebox.

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Up Around The Bend

    • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chroni.
    • Fantasy.
    • 24.
  • Millie Jackson

    My Man, A Sweet Man

    • Soul Girls (Various Artists).
    • Knight Records.
  • David Bowie

    'Heroes'

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

    Don't Bring Me Down

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
    • 4.
  • Joe Jackson

    Is She Really Going Out With Him?

    • Stepping Out - Very Best Of Joe Jacks.
    • A&M.
  • Cher

    Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves

    • Cher - The Greatest Hits.
    • Wea/Universal.
  • Pink Floyd

    Money

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • James Taylor

    You've Got a Friend

    • James Taylor - Classic Songs.
    • CBS.
  • Dobie Gray

    Drift Away

    • Soul Inspiration (Various Artists).
    • Dino.
  • Joni Mitchell

    Big Yellow Taxi

    • Joni Mitchell.
    • Reprise.
  • John Paul Young

    Love Is In The Air

    • 20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario.
    • MFP.
  • Eric Clapton

    Let It Grow

    • Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard.
    • Polydor.
  • The Beatles

    The Long and Winding Road

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 027.
  • Queen

    Don't Stop Me Now

    • Jazz.
    • Island.
    • 12.
  • McFadden & Whitehead

    Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

    • Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Boston

    More Than A Feeling

    • Rock Of America (Various Artists).
    • Trax Label.
  • The Sweet

    Ballroom Blitz

    • The Sweet - Originals.
    • RCA.
  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

    Night Moves

    • Bob Seger - Greatest Hits.
    • Capitol.
  • Ramones

    Blitzkrieg Bop

    • Anthology.
    • Sire.
  • The Sweet

    Fox On The Run

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 20.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Never Going Back Again

    • Fleetwood Mac - Rumours.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 10.
  • Al Stewart

    Year Of The Cat

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
  • Bill Withers

    Lean On Me

    • Nightlife II (Various Artists).
    • Solitaire Collection.
  • Badfinger

    Come & Get It

    • Magic Christian Music By Badfinger.
    • Apple.

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