John Peel on his shows sometimes had unidentified foreign language speakers before a track was played. The ones I've discovered are:
19 October 1989: Swahili
07 February 1990: Russian
04 July 1992: Punjabi
28 November 1992: Scottish Gaelic
I also remembered several shows, where unidentified speakers of Japanese and Dutch were spoken, but I can't remember the dates. Does anyone else know any other foreign languages that they've heard where unidentified speakers speak on Peel's show before a track was played.Read more >
I was reading about Tom Ravenscroft (Peel's son) from an old Telegraph web link below:
Replace Dad? That would be hateful
On the 13th and 14th paragraph of the link above, the article mentions this: Peel never expected any of his children to take up the profession. "He certainly didn't give me any tips," says Ravenscroft. "The last time I was on national radio, I got told off for swearing. "Dad was talking about Archie [his grandchild] and asked me what I thought. I replied, 'He's f***ing awesome.' He apologised for how badly he'd brought up his children." Does anyone know which Peel show did the above come from ? I certainly know it was after September 2003, because that was when Archie was born.Read more >
Does anyone know whether the Pixies' Peel Session of 1990 was ever broadcast on BBC Radio One ? If not, why wasn't it broadcast. I had a look at the BBC John Peel website and it mentioned the session was recorded on 11th June 1990, but it didn't mention the date when it was broadcast. I also had a look at Ken Garner's Peel Session book, to see if there was perhaps a live Peel session by the Pixies broadcast on 11th June 1990, but it didn't mention any session from the Pixies. The only session on 11th June 1990 according to the book was from a band called Masasu.Read more >
Hi, this message is probably more towards Weatherman22 than anyone else, but I would like to know whether he knows if Rich200 has the Peel session from the great African kora player called Toumani Diabate, who did a Peel session, I believe broadcast on 2nd November 1989. I know most tapes so far of Rich200 have come from John Peel's 1989 shows and I'm hoping that Toumani Diabate session is on that, as I would love to hear it. Many thanks in advance.Read more >
Forgive me, this is the first time I have done this, but I have got several Peel shows from one of the torrents that somebody uploaded many years ago that is not currently available on the mooo server or mediafire. I uploaded a Peel show from 13th December 2000 on the mooo server just a couple of hours ago. Is this the right way in uploading a file on the mooo server, or do I have send a message on the Peel Yahoo site informing about the files before uploading it on the mooo server ?Read more >
As all Peel-ites know, the Festive Fifty of 1997 had only 31 entries played on BBC Radio One. However on the rocklist website, they mentioned 19 songs that were not played (i.e. songs from number 50 to number 32). I want to know where were those 19 songs published ? Were they published on music newspapers such as the NME or did rocklist made up the list ?Read more >
Does anyone know if there has been a copy of John Peel presenting the UK's Top 40 Singles chart countdown on BBC Radio 1 in January 2003.
According to an old BBC News website, he was to present a one-off Top 40 chart countdown show after Mark Goodier (Top 40 chart broadcaster) left Radio 1 for Classic FM to do their chart.
The link is below:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/2532391.stmRead more >
Hello,I'd just like to say these are my home recordings from,John Peel show,...
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Have added links to the John Peel Center at the top of the December front page. There's also a good write up at #keepingitpeel. Please support the fundraiser if you can.Read more >
Had a couple of recent queries on the old Guestbook (now deleted due to spam). Forwarded them both to the Peel Mailing List (no real joy yet) but let me put them back up here. Please help if you can:
Hi everyone. I'm trying to track down a song played by John circa 1993. My brother thinks it was on the 'Guitar Storm' show (4/9/93) but I've seen the playlist and can't identify what I'm looking for. Brief description: Begins w/ slow acoustic guitar, lyrics 'Hey Elaine don't you know that we all can't fly the way you do'......etc. After a couple of verses heavy drums and fuzz bass join howling electric guitar and singers repeats 'Elaine Montgomery' a few times and song ends. Amazing! Sounds grungy Nirvana-ish??? Anybody out there have any id…Read more >