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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 15th August 2020 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2019. By dltourhistory

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 15th August on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Iron Maiden, Fleetwood Mac and The Faces.

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 - 15th August 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Deep Purple - Highway Star
  • 02 - Wishbone Ash - Blowin' Free
  • 03 - Iron Maiden - Children Of The Damned
  • 04 - Black Sabbath - The Mob Rules
  • 05 - Deep Purple - Might Just take Your Life
  • 06 - Whitesnake - Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
  • 07 - Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well
  • 08 - The Jeff Beck Group - All Shook Up
  • 09 - The Faces - Sweet Lady Mary
  • 10 - Rainbow - Stargazer

Show Intro

"Greetings earthlings and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Great to be with you as usual. We have a very special show for you tonight. We're gonna be celebrating the life and times of that magnificent producer stroke engineer Mr. Martin Birch who sadly passed away earlier this week. Now I've one hour here. I'm gonna barely scratch the surface of some of the magnificent work that that man was involved with. But there will be something there for most of ya. And there's certain things here that touched my life. And we're gonna start off with nothing more brilliant than this. An absoute classic from Deep Purple."

Deep Purple

"Absolutely magnificent stuff there from Deep Purple MarkII. As they are often referred to. The album is Machinehead. The song Highway Star. And we shall be hearing more from the other purple's later on."

Wishbone Ash

"Now growing up in Sheffield as I did. As I started to venture out in my teenage years I discovered that a lot of the pubs in the Sheffield city centre were actually rock bars. Places like The Wapentake, where Def Leppard played one of their first ever gigs for example. Or The Nelson which had some fantastic murals of rock stars on the wall. People like Jimi Hendrix. All these places, and there were more than those two, had wonderful jukeboxes. And as a 16 years old looking closer to 12 I would be able to sneak in behind my mate for a shifty shandy or two. And we would discover some wonderful music and without a shadow of a doubt there wasn't a pub in downtown Sheffield that played rock music that didn't have this song on the jukebox."

"And before that we heard Wishbone Ash from the album Argus featuring that song that you heard everywhere, especially in Sheffield, Blowin' Free."

Iron Maiden

"From their third album. The second one to be produced by the late great Martin Birch. That is Iron Maiden from 1982. The album Number Of The Beast. The song we heard Children Of The Damned."

Black Sabbath

"Keeping it mightily cranked this week. Featuring none other than Mr. Ronnie James Dio. This is Black Sabbath."

"And before that Black Sabbath Mark II. Featuring Ronnie James Dio. It is the title track of the album Mob Rules."

Deep Purple

"From 1974. the album is Burn. The song a beautiful bit of work called Just Might Just take Your Life."

"You are listening to a Martin Birch special on the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break, and when we come back, having just heard Lord Coverdale with the Purple, we're gonna hear him in all his reptilian glory."


"And before that Whitesnake. David Coverdale's Whitesnake from their first album Snakebite back in 1978. With a fantastic cover of a song that was a minor hit for a guy called Bobby Bland. But David really turned this into his song. It is Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City."

Fleetwood Mac

"Yes indeed Martin Birch was involved in the making of that song. Although the production credit goes to the band. Martin Birch was the engineer of that wonderful bit of work by Fleetwood Mac. From what we may call the Peter Green years. One of the greatest things they did. The song Oh Well."

The Jeff Beck Group

"Well having heard Lord Coverdale back to back sort of. Well round the break at least. We are about to hear Uncle Rod. Twice in two different bands. Starting off with The Jeff Beck Group."

"Before that The Jeff Beck Group. The album Beckola which also featured the likes of Nicky Hopkins, Tony Newman who would go on to play drums with David Bowie. And Ronnie Wood on bass. Yes indeed. The song we heard All Shook Up."

The Faces

"Well with a voice lik that of course he was gonna be in high demand. The Jeff Beck Group, The Faces, solo stuff. He was here there and everywhere. He was Rod Stewart but that is with The Faces. the album Longplayer. The song Sweet Lady Mary."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, on what has been a Martin Birch special celebrating the life and times and some magnificent work that that gentleman had been involved with for so so many years, is about it for this week."

"Just one thing left to play. Certainly one of the greatest things that he was ever involved in. And in my humble opinion, the greatest thing ever made by the band Rainbow. From the album Rising. This is Stargazer. Rock in peace Martin Birch."

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