• 1969-04-27
  • (Duff Paddy) This first show in the bunch features sessions from, as stated above, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre, Eclection and (The) Family. There's only a slight glitch in Mr. Apollo, as indicated below, but otherwise this is a full two-hour show in very reasonable nick for its age. Manna for Peeliacs.
  • The show was pre-recorded, since John was attending a Pink Floyd gig at the time it was due to go out.
  • While recording the show on Friday, Peel doesn't know the result of the following day's FA Cup final - he has promised to play the Family album in full if Leicester beat Manchester City. As revealed in the news, Man City won 1-0.



(Courtesy Duff Paddy) File b begins

  • (handover from Alan Freeman)
  • Top Gear Theme
  • Byrds - Old Blue (LP - Dr. Byrds And Mr. Hyde) CBS 63545
  • Canned Heat - Time Was (single) Liberty LBF 15200

File b ends

  • Eclection - Both Sides Now (Peel Session)
  • Chicken Shack - I'd Rather Go Blind (single) Blue Horizon 57-3153
  • Family - A Song For Me (Peel Session)
  • Bonzo Dog Band - Mr. Apollo [skips back to end of the Family track, then continues and jumps a bit further into Mr. Apollo] (single) Liberty LBF 15201

News at 7:30


  • a) (torrent) JOHN PEEL'S TOP GEAR - 8 SHOWS FROM 1969 & 1970
  • b) Radio 1 1969.04.27 John Peel - Top Gear
  • a) 01:59:18
  • b) 00:06:56
  • (Duff Paddy) This torrent is a re-upload of the 8 classic Top Gear shows that appeared on my Peel blog Kat's Karavan and have now expired. Most of them are full (or nearly full) shows, encoded as 320K MP3s from 7-inch reel-to-reel tapes.
  • Many thanks to hills1902 for supplying the tapes, to John for ripping and encoding them and to Phil for originally hosting the MP3s on his server.
  • b) (gooner02uk) I just found a 6 minute Top Gear clip from the 27th of April 1969,it was on the end of a Pick of the Pops show that i recently got in a trade.Might be of interest !

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