• 1999-07-27
  • Two complete recordings of the show are available. The first, at almost five minutes longer, suggests it is running a little slow.
  • The Bing Crosby Peelenium track is cited by Peel as one of his favourite records ever, and is dedicated to his brother Francis Ravenscroft, who gave JP a copy of the record when he was 10 years old, "and I've not stopped singing it since."
  • John, watching the TV monitor while working, is depressed that Kelly Brook has been fired from the Big Breakfast, as he thought she was "a breath of fresh air."
  • John reveals, in response to a listener query, that he is an honorary doctor of music. "I can legally and legitimately call myself doctor now, and often do. Nobody else does."



Peelenium 1931

  1. Layton & Johnstone: 'Oh Donna Clara'
  2. Al Bowlly with Ray Noble Orchestra: 'Goodnight Sweetheart'
  3. Bing Crosby: 'Just A Gigolo'
  4. Ruth Willis with Blind Willie McTell: 'Experience Blues'


  • a) Peel Show 1999-07-27
  • b) jp270799.mp3
  • a) 01:54:50
  • b) 01:49:47
  • a) Many thanks to the taper and uploader.
  • b) Many thanks to max-dat.
  1. Overlooked in consideration for the 1928 Peelenium. John rightly notes the risque nature of the song lyrics, originally written by Tampa Red.
  2. JP completely misses the allusion in this "very silly title" to 'Several Species Of Small Furry Mammals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict' from Pink Floyd's Ummagumma album.

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