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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 27th April 2019 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2018. By Chele Drappel

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Mott The Hoople, Queen and Status Quo.

Joe mentioned attending the Mott The Hoople shows in London on 26th/27th April where he performed with the band along with Biran May.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

The show is available until next Saturday using the On Demand feature. It is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.

The Joe Elliott Show - 27th April 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Mott The Hoople - The Golden Age Of Rock And Roll
  • 02 - Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
  • 03 - The Rolling Stones - Respectable
  • 04 - Queen - Procession
  • 05 - Queen - Father To Son
  • 06 - Mott The Hoople - Marionette
  • 07 - Status Quo - Forty Five Hundred Times
  • 08 - The Quireboys - Original Black Eyed Son
  • 09 - Stray - Soon As You've Grown
  • 10 - The Who - Squeeze Box
  • 11 - The Move - Curly
  • 12 - Mott The Hoople - Saturday Gigs

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is great to be with you once again. This week all the way from the big smoke. Yes I am in London. I flew in yesterday especially to see the last two shows on what has been billed as on this particular tour Mott The Hoople '74. And what a fantastic night. Do excuse the voice. We, being me and a few others were up very very late last night singing and dancing and talking. More of that later on."

"But let's get the show started with this. It's maybe, maybe their last ever tour. Or is it?."

Mott The Hoople

"I really didn't get much chance to talk to Ian Hunter last night because other than a quick how are you doing there were so many people who came back to say hi to him afterwards. Ross Halfin the very legendary photographer was there all night. But so was Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream. Mick Jones from The Clash. So I left them to it and went and had a quick word with Morgan Fisher over a glass of bubbly and I said so after this tour all done and dusted then?. And he said well maybe, maybe not. So there could be more shows in the pipeline. Stay tuned 'cause as soon as I know, you'll know you will too. They did feature last night heavily the last studio album in 1974's The Hoople which of course featured Morgan Fisher and Ariel Bender. Both on stage and adding an amazing amount of sparkle to the lineup. It's a fantastic show. If you saw it you'll know. If you didn't then if they do more shows you really should go and see them. From said album The Hoople there that is Mott The Hoople with one of their massive hits The Golden Age Of Rock And Roll."

Jerry Lee Lewis

"Now here's a couple of songs that influenced the great man along the way. Starting off with his hero Jerry Lee Lewis."

"And before that his hero the guy that made him want to play the piano really Jerry Lee Lewis from the album Rock 'N' Roll Diner with Great Balls Of Fire."

The Rolling Stones

"Couple of artists there very influential on Ian Hunter as he's progressed through his incredible career. That man is a force of nature. 80 years old on the 3rd of June coming up. Unbelievable. That from 1978 the album Some Girls is The Rolling Stones with Respectable."


"Now if you happened to have been at the Shepherd's Bush Empire last night and you've seen the show before you'll notice that they change the encore around a little bit because they needed to accommodate a specific guitar player who was gonna get up and join them for the song All The Way From Memphis. Now this said guitarist's band once opened for Mott. The only band that they ever opened for. Any ideas?."


"And before that we heard Queen. Fantastic work from their second album Queen II. Procession and Father To Son."

Mott The Hoople

"Now rumour has it that that particular song was the blueprint for one Bohemian Rhapsody. That's the rumour at least. Yes back in 1974 when Queen, the only band that they ever opened for, were special guests for Mott The Hoople. A young Freddie Mercury used to stand on the side of the stage and watch Mott The Hoople play that song night after night. And both songs have been called mini operas. That particular tune again from The Hoople album is Marionette."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break, and when we come back, we're gonna say hello forty five hundred times to Status Quo."

Status Quo

"From what I would consider to be their best ever album. That is the mighty Quo. The album is Hello and the song we just heard, all nine minutes and fifty four seconds of it, Forty Five Hundred Times."

The Quireboys

"Now coming in a little less than that brand new Quireboys."

"And before that brand new from the album Amazing Disgrace. It is the first track off said brand new album. The Quireboys with the Original Black Eyed Son."


"I saw them live at the Sheffield Top Rank about 1977 I think it was and they'd been around about 8 or 9 years by then. It's hard to imagine they started out as a scraggly little bunch of little teenagers in London. That is Stray from the Transatlantic Years collection All In Your Mind with as Soon As You've Grown"

The Who

"Right here singing about one of the least rock and roll instruments on the planet are The Who."

"And before that we heard also from their Greatest Hits And More. The Who with Squeeze Box."

The Move

"From their greatest hits collection that is Curly from the band The Move that once featured Roy Wood as their main songwriter. Bev Bevan on the drums who also played with ELO and for a little while believe it or not Black Sabbath. And Trevor Burton. Now if you happen to being the Midlands area. Bilston specifically in June. Please pop along to the Robin II because they are doing a fund raiser for one Trevor Burton who has sadly had to retire from the music industry. It's a great cause please do get involved with that."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from the big smoke in London. It's not really the big smoke any more is it. It's lovely and clean down here. That's about it for this week. If you're a Mott The Hoople fan and you're going to the Shepherd's Bush Empire tonight I might see you at the bar in a couple of hours time. If not I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time for more of the same only a little bit different."

"So what better way to end tonight's show than this. A standalone single. The last one they ever did back in 1974. It has been the staple of Ian Hunter's solo tours for many many years and a very climactic part of this current Mott The Hoople '74 tour. Ladies and gentleman until next week I give you the Saturday Gigs."

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