Peel offers public apology to son William for his comments about him on a TV show that went out as part of the 60th birthday programming (Father And Son). Says William accepting his apology had been the highlight of the previous evening.
Not able to attend the event because he was in the States - Billy Bragg. Those who were there unknown to Peel apparently included Kevin Shields and Louise from Elastica. An unnamed Hollywood producer had tired to get an invite, but hadn't received one and didn't turn up.
In response to a listener enquiry whether Peel had ever completed the NME crossword ("if you can't do it, no one can"): "I've never tried it, I must admit, because there are whole areas of popular music about which I know nothing at all. you know, if someone said to me like, name three Madonna hits or die, I should have no choice but to just drop dead at their feet."
Panacea live set from Peel's birthday party does not seem to be listed in Ken Garner's "Peel Sessions", which also appears to use a non-standard spelling for Bonnie Prince Billy on pg 260.
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First part of the available recording is from the end of 60th birthday party show.
Bonnie Prince Billy, #2. Live at Peel's 60th birthday party, recorded 1999-08-31. No known commercial release.
Panacea, #2. live at Peel's 60th birthday, recorded 1999-08-31. Not listed as a session in Ken Garner's The Peel Sessions. No known commercial release.