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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 11th January 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, Down 'n' Outz and Def Leppard.

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 - 11th January 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - UFO - Hot And Ready
  • 02 - David Bowie - Starman
  • 03 - Down 'n' Outz - Goodnight Mr. Jones
  • 04 - Thin Lizzy - The Rocker
  • 05 - Def Leppard - Switch 625
  • 06 - Pink Floyd - Sorrow
  • 07 - The Move - Blackberry Way
  • 08 - Budgie - I Can't See My Feelings
  • 09 - Sixx A.M. - Lies Of The Beautiful People
  • 10 - Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy
  • 11 - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Anything That's Rock ' n' Roll
  • 12 - The Clash - White Riot

Show Intro

"Evening pop pickers and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Hope you're settling in nicely to this new year. What have we got lined up for you tonight?. Well in my humble opinion as always sixty minutes of some fantastic tunes. Starting off with the magnificent UFO."


"No doubt treading the boards somewhere on Planet Earth on their alleged farewell tour. I say that with my tongue firmly buried in my cheek because with the greatest of intentions a lot of bands they honestly say this is the farewell tour. Their intentions are beyond reproach. But somewhere down the road they actually start getting itchy feet and thinking I don't know about this. Just ask Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra I could go on. But there's one thing that is for sure if they never do play again I shall miss them immensely because they've always put on a fantastic show. I saw them for the very first time at the Ipswich Gaumont in 1978. Saw them many times at the Sheffield City Hall. They are UFO and there from the album Obsession we just heard Hot And Ready."

David Bowie

"Now that my friends is what I call a great way to start off the show that is essentially still the beginning of a brand new year. Which can be a very melancholic affair for a lot of us. You know you're just over the highs of the Christmas festivities and now we're back to the grindstone and we're working away and we're just looking at waiting for Spring and then waiting for Summer. And also the thing about January is for us rock fans it's a very bad month for the passing of a lot of fantastic rock stars. And this month if you remember back just a few years ago we seemed to lose them like literally on the hour. Every hour one of them was passing away. So for the next few minutes we're gonna celebrate the life and times of some fantastic musicians. Starting off with the late great David Bowie."

"And before that my 'in' to David Bowie. I saw him live on Top Of The Pops in I think it was June 1972. The song originally featured on the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. It is David Bowie. It is Starman."

Down 'n' Outz

"It seems very apt that I can play that song for you tonight because it was written in memory of the great musician that David Bowie was. I was always gonna write a song commemorating what he did, what he meant to me. And there it is from the latest Down 'n' Outz album This Is How We Roll. The song is called Goodnight Mr. Jones."

Thin Lizzy

"So having said goodnight to Mr. Jones. We go back a little further now and we say goodnight to Mr. Lynott."

"And before that we heard Thin Lizzy featuring the wonderfully talented Mr. Phil Lynott of course. From the album Vagabonds of the Western World with The Rocker. And rest in peace all you rockers."

Def Leppard

"Well I couldn't do an early January show without acknowledging my old band mate Steve Steamin' Clark could I. 29 years this month he's been gone. January 8th to be precise which is coincidentally David Bowie's birthday. And it doesn't even need to be said but he's missed everyday. From the 1981 album High 'n' Dry we just heard what is often regarded as his signature tune Switch 625."

"Well that's enough sorrow for one particular show don't you think. But after the break we may just have a slight momentary lapse of reason."

Pink Floyd

"And before that we heard Pink Floyd from the 2019 remix of the album A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. With a great bit of work called Sorrow."

The Move

"What a fantastically melancholic piece of work that is by The Move.featuring the wonderfully talented Mr. Roy Wood. It is Blackberry Way."


"Right then let's take a quick visit into the Welsh valley's isn't it?. This is Budgie."

"And before that we heard Budgie. Fantastic stuff with a song called I Can't See My Feelings."

Sixx A.M.

"Very much looking forward to hanging out with my old mate Nikki Sixx when Def Leppard and Motley Crue hit the road in the summer of 2020 with Poison and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts on the ever expanding stadium tour. Who knows where it's gonna end up, watch this space. But there from the album This Is Gonna Hurt is Nikki's other band Sixx A.M. with a song called the Lies Of The Beautiful People."

Ringo Starr

"Another legendary artist taking his talents out on the road this summer with his All Starr Band is this gentleman. This gentleman is Ringo Starr ."

"Before that we heard Ringo Starr of course ex-Beatle. First hit single out on his own back in 1971. The track It Don't Come Easy."

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

"Another sadly missed artist there. Though in fairness got nothing to do with January whatsoever. That is Tom Petty and his band The Heartbreakers from their debut album with Anything That's Rock ' n' Roll Is Fine. Saw them in 1978 at the Sheffield City Hall opening for Nils Lofgren and can I just say tough act to follow."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. A week that has been relatively melancholic and reflective I suppose. But hey we are here to celebrate these people not to wallow in the sorrow."

"So until next week I'll leave you with this. Let's go out on a riot shall we. A White Riot. From their debut album in 1977. This is The Clash. Until next week see ya!."

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