• 1979-07-12
  • Loudon Wainwright III's 'School Days' and 'China Girl' by Iggy Pop are both played because they mention Marlon Brando. These are listener suggestions following John's off the cuff comment that 'Pocahantas' by Neil Young must be the only one to mention the actor (see 28 June 1979).
  • Peel has noticed that Loudon is in the UK at the moment and wonders if they will be able to get him in to record another session. This appears to have been arranged, with the session recorded on 1 August. Also in the country is John Fahey, from whom they weren't able to entice another session.



JP: "Speaking of diets, one or two people have actually mentioned in the last week or so that I had claimed six, eight weeks ago that I was going to go on a diet and try and lose a great deal of weight and have wondered why I've said nothing about it since then, because when I first mentioned it I also observed that my measurements at the time genuinely were 40-40-40. And this is not a healthy condition for a chap who's approaching 40 years of age, you see. So, I have since then lost about a stone and three-quarters. My measurements now I should think are probably something in the order of 38-38-38, but at least it's slightly more appealing."


  • a) 1979-07-12 Tape 414.mp3
  • b) 1979-07-12 John Peel Radio 1 DB090
  • a) 1:16:45
  • b) 0:42:43

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