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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 28th April 2018 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 Mick Ronson, Ian Hunter and David Bowie.

Joe dedicated the show to Mick Ronson who died 25 years ago today (29th April 1993).

He played his version of 'This Is For You' and forgot he has played it at least three of four times before on his show over the last few years.

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 - 28th April 2018 Playlist

  • 01 - Mick Ronson - Billy Porter
  • 02 - Ian Hunter - Once Bitten Twice Shy
  • 03 - David Bowie - Suffragette City
  • 04 - Rich Kids - Ghosts Of Princes In Towers
  • 05 - Slaughter And The Dogs - Quick Joey Small
  • 06 - Mick Ronson - I'd Give Anything To See You
  • 07 - Ian Hunter - The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nuthin' But The Truth
  • 08 - David Bowie - Cracked Actor
  • 09 - Mick Ronson - Growing Up And I'm Fine
  • 10 - Joe Elliott - This Is For You
  • 11 - Mick Ronson - Slaughter On 10th Avenue (Live)

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Great to be with you once again. I hope you've had a great week. A week in fact in which, had he survived, we would have been celebrating the 58th birthday of one Mr. Stephen Maynard Clark. And we miss him every day. But this show is all about another fantastic guitar player. So just listen to this list. David Bowie, Lou Reed, Ian Hunter, Mott The Hoople, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, David Cassidy, Michael Chapman, Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Rich Kids, Slaughter And The Dogs, T-Bone Burnett, Ellen Foley, The Wildhearts, Morrissey and John Mellencamp. To name but a lot. Yes, they all owe a huge debt of gratitude to one Mick Ronson who passed away from liver cancer 25 years ago this weekend. So I'm gonna leave you right now in the capable hands for the next sixty minutes of one Mr. Mick Ronson. Starting out with this classic."

Mick Ronson

"That's what us Ronno fans like to refer to as his almost hit single. Back in 1975 almost got there but not quite. From the album Play Don't Worry. A Mick Ronson produced and written song called Billy Porter."

Ian Hunter

"Now best known probably as a wingman rather than a frontman. Here's a couple of examples og how he helped turn a good tune into a fantastic tune."

"And from the year 1975 his eponymous debut album Ian Hunter. We heard his hit single. Yeah he had once. Once Bitten Twice Shy."

David Bowie

"From 1972 the album is Ziggy Stardust. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. David Bowie. The song Suffragette City. Actually the first song Def Leppard ever ever played back in 1977."

Rich Kids

"Now Mick wasn't just a frontman or a great wingman. He was also a fine producer of other people's work. People like Lou Reed, Ellen Foley and John Cougar Mellencamp. But he seemed to have a great passion for the New Wave. As heard by these couple of tunes."

"And before that from 1978 produced by Mick Ronson. The band Rich Kids. The title track of their debut album Ghosts Of Princes In Towers."

Slaughter And The Dogs

"I saw that band live at the Sheffield Top Rank back in about 1976. That's the Sheffield Academy these days. And they were amazing. They are Slaughter And The Dogs. From their album Do It Dog Style. Steady!. We heard Quick Joey Small which featured Mick Ronson on guitar."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show or this week should we call it The Mick Ronson Special on Planet Rock. It is time for a little break and when we come back, more of the same."

Mick Ronson

"And before that from a posthumous collection of songs that Mick recorded back in about '76/'77. The album is called Just Like This. The song we heard I'd Give Anything To See You."

Ian Hunter

"In my humble opinion not just the best guitar solo that Mick Ronson's ever played. It's one of the best guitar solos that anybody has ever played. Absolutely outstanding stuff from Ian Hunter's debut album in 1975. The song is The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nuthin' But The Truth."

David Bowie

"Right here's something that's just a little bit more familiar. This is David Bowie."

"And before that from the 1973 Aladdin Sane album David Bowie. We heard the wonderful Cracked Actor."

Mick Ronson

"Before that proving he wasn't just a great guitarist, he was actually a classically trained pianist. Showing off some of his ivory tinkling there on the debut album from 1974 Slaughter On 10th Avenue. Great song called Growing Up And I'm Fine."

Joe Elliott

"A three in a row for a change there folks. And that was, that last track, an absolute Planet Rock exclusive first ever play anywhere in the world of my version of a song that Mick recorded back in 1975 on his Play Don't Worry album. Beautifully written by a gentleman called Laurie Heath. The song is This Is For You. It is the original soundtrack for Beside Bowie which is a documentary on Mick which came out a while back."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, on this Mick Ronson special on Planet Rock, is about it for this week. It has been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time with tales of woe and excitement from Record Store Day. I would've done it today. but this was just so important for me to do."

"So until next week I'm gonna leave you with Mick Ronson and his signature tune. Albeit a very special version. From the album Hard Life this is a brilliant live version of Slaughter On 10th Avenue. Until next week see ya!."

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