• 1977-12-26
  • Third of four shows featuring the legendary 1977 Festive Fifty (actually Festive 61, with tracks chosen by Peel rather than listeners).
  • No recording of the Festive Fifty section of this show has yet surfaced. If you have one, please contact the Peel Mailing List.
  • Information on the show courtesy of Ken Garner, who first published details of the 1977 Festive Fifty in The Peel Sessions. Many thanks, Ken!



  1. Silicone Growth
  2. Cindy Incidentally
  3. Memphis Tennessee
  4. If I’m On The Late Side
  5. My Fault
  6. Stealer
  7. Borstal Boys
  8. Angel
  9. Stay With Me
  10. You’re My Girl (I Don’t Want To Discuss It)
  11. Twistin’ The Night Away
  12. Miss Judy’s Farm
  13. Jealous Guy
  14. Too Bad
(JP: 'Ah, there they go, bless 'em.')

1977 Festive Fifty: Numbers 31-17

(JP: 'Now for those who missed last week's programmes, I'm currently working my way through my personal top 60 of 1977. I realise this is blindingly irrelevant, but it does afford me some innocent pleasure. Here's number 31.')

end of file b

  • 31: Lurkers: Love Story (single) Beggars Banquet
  • 30: King Short Shirt: Nobody Go Run Me (single) Weed Beat
  • 29: Generation X: Your Generation (single) Chrysalis
  • 28: Iggy Pop: Success (LP – Lust For Life) RCA
  • 27: Clash: White Riot (LP – The Clash) CBS
  • 26: Jeff Beck With Jan Hammer: Blue Wind (LP – Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group Live) Epic
  • 25: Status Quo: Can't Give You More (LP – Rockin’ All Over The World) Vertigo
  • 24: Jah Woosh: Freedom Connection (single) Jamaica Sound
  • 23: Ramones: Pinhead (LP – Leave Home) Sire
  • 22: Sham 69: I Don't Wanna (single) Step Forward
  • 21: Stranglers: London Lady (single) United Artists
  • 20: Boys: Box Number (LP – The Boys) NEMS
  • 19: Yobs: The Worm Song (single) NEMS [1]
  • 18: Motors: Emergency (LP – Motors) Virgin
  • 17: Culture: See Them Come (LP – Two Sevens Clash) Joe GIbbs


  • a) 1977-12-26 John Peel Radio 1 (Faces 1973).mp3
  • b) John Peel 1977.12.26 Faces (73)
  • a) 00:57:18
  • b) 00:59:14
  • Second file, although slightly longer than the first, includes a couple of false starts, but at least provides a Peel link to the chart.
  1. 'The Boys' and 'The Yobs' are actually the same band. The latter was an alter ego used for a Christmas album they recorded. One of the singles from that album had the B-Side "The Worm Song".

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