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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 30th May 2020 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2019. By dltourhistory

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 David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney.

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 - 30th May 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Long John Laundry - Pretty Thing
  • 02 - UFO - Highway Lady
  • 03 - David Bowie - 1984
  • 04 - Joe Elliott - This Is For You
  • 05 - Mick Ronson - Billy Porter
  • 06 - Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  • 07 - Nick Drake - River Man
  • 08 - Moody Blues - Ride My See-Saw
  • 09 - Paul McCartney - I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra
  • 10 - Fireball Ministry - Turn To Stone
  • 11 - ELO - 10538 Overture
  • 12 - The Sweet - Set Me Free

Show Intro

"Greetings music lovers and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the amazing Planet Rock. Sixty minutes of you know what coming your way. This weather's amazing isn't it?. Great weather. It's really helping matters that we can all get out a little bit more as long as we socially distance correctly we can enjoy what life has to offer. Which is amazing at this time of year. If you like your blues rock hard and loud kop a load of this."

Long John Laundry

"About six years ago I was sent a copy of that album and I'm thinking you know somebody's sent me a copy of a new album by Long John Baldry. How nice. And then I realised I should of gone to Specsavers because it's actually Long John Laundry. And looking through the liner notes I noticed the keyboard player is one Mr. Keith Wier. It's a great great record. It is called Voodoo Charm. It is Long John Laundry. The song Pretty Thing."


"Right then here's some more hard and fast. This is UFO."

"And before that we heard UFO from the third album produced by ex Ten Years After bass player Leo Lyons. The album is No Heavy Pettin' in 1976. The song Highway Lady."

David Bowie

"From an album celebrating its 46th birthday just a few short days ago. That is David Bowie from the album Diamond Dogs which was originally intended to be a concept record about one of George Orwell's most celebrated works but sadly David could bot get the rights from George Orwell's widow which is a bit of a shame. But some of the songs did survive including the one that we just heard 1984."

Joe Elliott

"And talking of just two days after the birthday of Diamond Dogs would have been the 74th of one of David Bowie's closest ever collaborators. So Mick Ronson this is for you."

"And before that yours truly from the Mick Ronson documentary Beside Bowie recorded specifically for that soundtrack. It is my version of Laurie Heath song that Mick recorded also on the album Play Don't Worry. The song is This Is For You."

Mick Ronson

"Ahh the massive hit single that never was and what a shame. Mick Ronson there from his second solo album in 1975. The album is Play Don't Worry. The song Billy Porter, the opening track."

"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, is it a potential socially distancing anthem?. Well it's Pink Floyd."

Pink Floyd

"And before that we heard Pink Floyd. Title track from their 1975 album, and potentially socially distancing anthem, Wish You Were Here."

Nick Drake

"Not somebody you hear on the radio everyday and that is such a shame. During his life time that particular gentleman sold as few as 5,000 albums. And he released three I believe it was. But since he was featured on the soundtrack of a movie called Serendipity all of a sudden the world discovered Nick Drake. Which is such a shame. I was listening to Nick Drake as an 8 year old child. And I've been a fan ever since so you can only imagine how long that is. From the album Five Leaves Left that is River Man."

Moody Blues

"Well seeing as we are sort of allowed to do it now. Time to get out into the park and get on your favourite ride. This is Moody Blues."

"And before that we heard the Moody Blues from the 1968 album In Search Of The Lost Chord. With a fantastic bit of work called Ride My See-Saw."

Paul McCartney

"Well that's something that you don't hear everyday isn't it. Paul McCartney, Sir Paul McCartney doing his version of a song originally recorded by Ian Dury And The Blockheads. From 2001's Brand New Boots And Panties A Tribute To Ian Dury. Featuring such eclectic talent as Sinead O'Connor and Robbie Williams. that is Paul McCartney with his version of I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra."

Fireball Ministry

"Well Paul McCartney may be partial to your Abracadabra. As you all well know I'm very partial to a good cover version. This is magnificent. This is Fireball Ministry."

"And before that from a collection of by what you might call stoner bands. the album is called Sucking In The 70s Back In The Saddles. I believe it's volume 2. Fireball Ministry is the band with a magnificent version of the old Joe Walsh song Turn To Stone."


"That never gets old does it. Never ever ever. It is ELO's first ever hit from 1972. It is a song called 10538 Overture which Def Leppard covered on the YEAH! album in 2006."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about for this week. As always it's been a fantastic pleasure bringing these tunes to ya. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time for more of the same only just a little bit different."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this and what a way to end a show. From the album Sweet Fanny Adams. This is Sweet out Deep Purpling Deep Purple with Set Me Free. Until next week see ya!."

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