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Sir Rod Stewart shares his favourite 70s tracks and memories of the decade.

Sir Rod Stewart shares his favourite 70s tracks and memories of the decade, in this, his 50th year as a signed solo artist.

At the start of the decade, Rod had just been signed as a solo artist, and had joined the Faces with Ronnie Wood who he had played with in Jeff Beck's band in the late 60s. They released their debut album in early 1970 and quickly earned a reputation as a brilliant live band. Stewart continued to release solo material but it wasn't until 1971 that he became a household name when "Maggie May" - initially released as a B-side to a single taken from the album Every Picture Tells A Story - started receiving rapturous radio play. At one point, the album and the single occupied the number one spot in both the US and the UK simultaneously, a chart first. Having parted company with the Faces in 1973, Rod went on to have 4 more No.1 albums and singles during the decade, including You Wear It Well, Sailing, The First Cut Is The Deepest and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

Also on the show, Johnnie hears all the stories from This Week In Music, and hears from a listener about why their favourite record should be inducted into Johnnie's Jukebox.

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • The Jimmy Castor Bunch


  • 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


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

    Mr. Blue Sky

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

    You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

    • The Very Best Of Meatloaf.
    • Virgin.
  • Blondie

    Picture This

    • Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Nils Lofgren

    Back It Up

    • Archive Alive!.
    • 13.
  • John Lennon, Yoko Ono & Plastic Ono Band

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (feat. The Harlem Community Choir)

    • That's Christmas (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Jackson Browne

    Doctor My Eyes

    • The Next Voice You Hear - Jackson Bro.
    • Elektra.
  • David Bowie

    Life On Mars?

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Patti Smith Group

    Because the Night

    • Rock Of America (Various Artists).
    • Trax Label.
  • Elvis Presley

    The Wonder Of You

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Waylon Jennings

    Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

    • The Masters.
    • 20.
  • Eagles

    Hotel California

    • The Best Of Eagles.
    • Asylum.
  • Billie Holiday

    Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)

    • Melodies Of Love (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • The Lumineers

    Ho Hey

    • The Lumineers.
    • Dualtone.
  • James & Bobby Purify

    Morning Glory

    • North Of Watford Vol 2.
    • KRL.
  • Canned Heat

    Let's Work Together

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1970 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • Queen

    You're My Best Friend

    • Queen - Greatest Hits.
    • Parlophone.
    • 4.
  • Faces

    Stay with Me

    • Glam Crazee - Various Artists.
    • Virgin.
  • Rod Stewart

    Maggie May

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Rod Stewart

    I Don't Want to Talk About It

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Rod Stewart


    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Rod Stewart

    Mandolin Wind

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Mercury.
  • Derek and the Dominos


    • American Dreams II (Various Artists).
    • Solitaire Collection.
  • David Bowie & Bing Crosby

    Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy

    • I Believe.
    • Telstar.