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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 16th 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 Little Richard, Mick Ronson and Mott The Hoople.

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 - 16th May 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
  • 02 - Mick Ronson - Girl Can't Help It
  • 03 - The Struts - Primadonna Like Me
  • 04 - The Cars - Moving In Stereo
  • 05 - Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
  • 06 - Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly
  • 07 - The Rolling Stones - Respectable
  • 08 - Uriah Heep - The Wizard
  • 09 - Nazareth - Star
  • 10 - The Kinks - Shangri-La
  • 11 - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Love The One You're With
  • 12 - Mott The Hoople - Keep A Knockin'

Show Intro

"Evening ladies and gentleman and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Welcome to week, how many is it now of lockdown?. Where everything seems to blending in together. In fact in Elliott Towers everyday is blends-day because we never known what day it is. You can't tell weekends from weekdays any more. Not that that matters when you've only got 60 minutes to play some wonderful music. Much of tonight will be celebrating the life and times of one Mr. Richard Wayne Penniman. The original and absolute genuine bona fide kind of rock and roll better known to you and I as Little Richard."

Little Richard

"What a way to start a show and what a way to start a song. You know for all those fantastic lyrics like American Pie, Hotel California, Blowin' In The Wind, Candle In The Wind. Lyrics that desrve their on place in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nevermind the people that wrote them. You just can't beat a song that starts off with the immortal line A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom. There the late great Little Richard who passed away just a few days ago. Fantastic bit of work to start the show off. the song Tutti Frutti."

Mick Ronson

"We're gonna be dipping in and out of Little Richard's contribution to the world of rock and roll throughout the show. Here with his take on the great man himself is another late great musician Mr. Mick Ronson."

"And before that Mick Ronson from 1975 from his second solo album Play Don't Worry with his take of that great Little Richard tune Girl Can't Help It."

The Struts

"Had a great chat with Luke Spiller this week. We spent about an hour on the phone talking about this that and the other. Which will remain between the two of us for now. However it was quite exciting I have to say. There his band The Struts from the album Young And Dangerous with a great bit of work called Primadonna Like Me."

The Cars

"Right then moving on in stereo. This is The Cars."

"And before that The Cars from their debut album in 1978. And in spite of all the hits that came from that album. That in my humble opinion is the best song on the album by a country mile. It is the fantastic Moving In Stereo."

Fleetwood Mac

"From just before they took the phrase world domination to a whole new level. That is Fleetwood Mac from 1075 from the album Fleetwood Mac. The song Rhiannon."

"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 be digging straight back in to some classic Little Richard"

Little Richard

"And before that Little Richard himself. Directly From The Heart is the collection. The best of Little Richard. The song we heard the immortal Good Golly Miss Molly."

The Rolling Stones

"From a band that have gone on record often to say how much of an influence Little Richard was on their career. In fact Mick Jagger has specifically said without watching Little Richard in his peak and his pomp if you like he probably wouldn't have been the singer and the frontman that he is. And there's a domino effect there. No Mick Jagger, no Steven Tyler, no David Johansen. No Little Richard, no Ian Hunter. No Ian Hunter, no Joe Elliott. And at least I am grateful for that fact. There from the album Some Girls we just heard The Rolling Stones with the song Respectable."

Uriah Heep

"Now here's a couple of classic 70s British bands that are still plying their trade to this very day. Starting off with the wonderful Uriah Heep."

"And before that we heard Uriah Heep and the wonderful Mick Box on guitar. From the album Demons And Wizards we heard the song The Wizard."


"Two bands there with three great guitar players who never really get the credit they deserve. We just heard Nazareth there from the album No Mean City. And along with mainstay Manny Charlton they had just been joined at the time by ex-Sensational Alex Harvey Band guitarist Zal Cleminson. What a great pair they made specifically on that particular song the nearly hit Star."

The Kinks

"So from two classic 70s British bands to one classic 60s British band. This is The Kinks."

"And before that we heard The Kinks from the album Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire. But it the 2019 remix. And what a remix of a fantastic song called Shangri-La."

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

"Oh and I bet there's quite a lot of that going on during this lockdown fnar fnar. That is Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young with Love The One You're With."

Show Outro

"And that my fellow music lovers is about for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time if I can remember which day it is."

"So until then I shall leave leave you with one more Little Richard song. This time with a bit of a twist. It comes from an album called Wildlife. Re-christened Mildlife by the band themselves because it was such a laid back record. Except for the last track which I'm about to play you. A frenzied and wild version of a classic Little Richard tune. This is Mott The Hoople with Keep A Knockin'. Until next week see ya!."

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