83 Lost in 2017

For the first show of 2018, we looked back at the careers of some of the most notable musicians that had died in 2017. There were a great many, too, so many that we will cover some of them in postshow sections over the next few shows.
We covered sixteen artists, and inevitably had quite a lot to say about each of them, leading to an unusually large overrun. Still, you, the audience, stayed with us – a peak of 22, and 19 for most of the show, a goodly number to start the year on. We had the occasional fluff, but teamwork pulled us through.

 

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Jessica The Allman Brothers (8) Brothers and Sisters 1973
Metal Fatigue Allan Holdsworth (7) Metal Fatigue 1985
Walking On Air John Wetton (1) Voice Mail 1994
Noir c’est noir Johnny Hallyday (16) La Génération Perdue 1966
Imagination Al Jarreau (3) High Crime 1984
Cotton Tail Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (15) Everybody’s Boppin’ 1959
Tonight I Wanna Cry Keith Urban (13) Be Here 2004
Je suis né dans la rue Johnny Hallyday (16) Que je t’aime 1969

Show

One Step Closer Asia (1) Asia 1982
Caught In The Crossfire John Wetton (1) Caught In The Crossfire 1980
7171 551 (Live in London 1976) Man (2) All’s Well That Ends Well (extended edition) 2014
Romain (Live in London 1976) Man (2) All’s Well That Ends Well (extended edition) 2014
Black And Blues Al Jarreau (3) In London 1985
Rene’s Theme Larry Coryell (4) Spaces 1970
Maybelline Chuck Berry (5) single 1955
My Ding-a-Ling Chuck Berry (5)(5a) The London Chuck Berry Sessions 1972
Freeze Frame J. Geils Band (6) Freeze Frame 1981
Dodgy Boat Allan Holdsworth (7) Wardenclyffe Tower 1992
Road Games Allan Holdsworth (7) Road Games 1983
Midnight Rider The Allman Brothers Band (8) Idlewild South 1970
Melissa The Allman Brothers Band (8) Eat a Peach 1972
Wichita Lineman Glenn Campbell (9) Wichita Lineman 1968
FM Steely Dan (10) A Decade of Steely Dan 1985
Girlfriend Walter Becker (10) 11 Tracks of Whack 1994
Free Fallin’ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (11) Full Moon Fever 1989
The Fat Man Fats Domino (12) single 1949
Walking To New Orleans Fats Domino (12) A Lot Of Dominos 1960
The Greatest Discovery Elton John (13) Elton John 1970
Shes Gotta Be Keith Urban (13) Be Here 2004
Get It Hot AC/DC (14)(14a) Highway To Hell 1979
Wheels AC/DC (14)(14a) Black Ice 2008
Centerpiece Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (15) Everybody’s Boppin’ 1959
Souvenirs Souvenirs Johnny Hallyday (16) Hello Johnny 1960
Ma gueule Johnny Hallyday (16) Pavillon de Paris Porte de Pantin 1979
Allumer Le Feu Johnny Hallyday (16) Ce que je sais 1998

Postshow

Voyage Au Pays Des Vivants Johnny Hallyday (16) Rivière… Ouvre ton lit 1969
Time To Kill UK (1) (7) UK 1978
(Ain’t Nothin’ But a) House Party J. Geils Band (6) Bloodshot 1973
Lucky Henry Walter Becker (10) 11 Tracks of Whack 1994
Toute la musique que j’aime Johnny Hallyday (16) Insolitudes 1973

The featured artists were:

1) John Wetton
2) Deke Leonard
3) Al Jarreau
4) Larry Coryell
5) Chuck Berry
5a) Billy Bland (songwriter)
6) John Geils
7) Allan Holdsworth
8) Gregg Allman
9) Glenn Campbell
10) Walter Bekcer
11) Tom Petty
12) Fats Domino
13) Paul Buckmaster
14) Malcolm Young
14a) AC/DC manager and producer George Young (older brother of Malcolm)
15) Jon Hendricks
16) Johnny Hallyday

2 Responses to 83 Lost in 2017

  • We enjoyed the show, as usual, and rather liked the overrun. Couple of signal drops, which kept us on our toes, but otherwise the sound was excellent. We’re looking forward to the next one. They round off our weekends very nicely. Thank you.