Johnnie Walker: Radio 2 Queen Features

BBC RADIO 2 - Sunday 28 August


Johnnie Walker's Sounds of the 70s - Go Your Own Way: Johnnie Meets Stevie Nicks

Johnnie speaks to Stevie Nicks and his Album of the Week is a 1977 release from Queen.

From Pop to Prog to Punk, Johnnie Walker spins the hits and digs out the rarities from an iconic decade in music. This week Johnnie catches up with one of the great Rock & Roll survivors, Fleetwood Mac singer and songwriter, Stevie Nicks. 

Also on the show, Johnnie’s featured album is Queen’s sixth studio album ‘News of The World’, released in 1977, just as punk was making an impression across the music scene. Going double platinum the album included the mega stadium hits of ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ and saw a greater creative spread of material throughout the group. Johnnie spins his favourites and hears memories of the making of it from Roger Taylor and Brian May.


BBC RADIO 2 - Monday 29 August


Johnnie Walker Meets...One Vision: Johnnie Walker Meets Queen

Johnnie Walker speaks to Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May in depth about the 40th anniversary of Queen.

Johnnie Walker speaks to Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May, as the band celebrate their 40th year in the music industry. We hear the story of four very different musicians, with "One Vision" and one very distinctive sound. Their accolades are well charted: they've had eighteen number one albums, they were the first rock band to make singing along OK, and they made history with their show-stealing performance at Wembley Stadium for Live Aid, widely regarded as one of the greatest in rock history. We'll hear many of their classic hits and memorable album tracks, with some unique insights from the original members.

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