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Show

Name
Station
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1973-04-24
Comments
  • Tracklisting below is from Volume 3 of the Decktician Logs. Many thanks to Decktician, Ken Garner for copying and additional information, and Rocker for acting as central HQ.
  • On the music front, it appears to be a Sixties and Liverpool night on the Peel wingding, with sessions from two Merseybeat stalwarts of yesteryear (plus Manchester-born Wayne Fontana from the same era), and all the records dating back to the previous decade (other than one track from the first Faces album, released in 1970), including many old favourites. In The Peel Sessions, Ken quotes John Walters' verdict on the show in 1992 as "must have been one of Peel's funny periods." (pg 288).
  • It might be noted that the Merseybeat theme came just ahead of the closure of the original Cavern Club in Liverpool's Matthew Street the following month (the final headliner, on 27 May, was Supercharge).[1]
  • Meanwhile, on the day before the show (Easter Monday), Liverpool FC had beaten Leeds at home to leave themselves almost certain of their first championship for seven years - two points clear at the top of the league with one match to go in the days of two points for a win, with a superior goal average.[2] Peel would be present at Anfield the following weekend for the 0-0 draw with Leicester that tied up the title.[3]. The show here kicks off with the Kop Choir version of You'll Never Walk Alone and closes with the Gerry & The Pacemakers session version of the same song.
  • Another notable point about the show is that Captain Beefheart is present in the studio for an interview with Peel. This is available online as a stream at the Captain Beefheart Radar Station site.
  • Tracks marked § featured on available recording.

Sessions

  • Gerry & The Pacemakers #1 First broadcast of only session. Recorded 1973-04-17.
    • No known commercial release.
  • Billy J Kramer #1 First broadcast of only session. Recorded 1973-04-17.
    • No known commercial release.
  • Wayne Fontana #1 First broadcast of only session. Recorded 1973-04-02.
    • No known commercial release.

Tracklisting

File

Name
  • 19730424 Top Gear
Length
  • 00:21:29
Other
  • The above file is the Beefheart interview only, with a few tracks (not all of them complete): it is also available online as a stream at the Captain Beefheart Radar Station site (without the tracks).
Available