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‎‎The Evolution of John Peel
The Evolution of John Peel is a BBC Radio 6 Music series celebrating the pioneering work of Peel on Radio One over four decades. Broadcast in Sept. 2017, it features selected tracks from his shows, usually with Peel's introductions and comments ... Read More >
‎‎Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips are an American rock band who did two Peel sessions, appeared live four times on the Peel show and had two Festive Fifty entries, both in 1999. Despite their longevity, Peel appears to have been unaware of the band until 1989 ... Read More >
Rebel Yell
Rebel Yell was a four-part radio documentary series, first broadcast in March 1987 on BBC Radio One, in which John Peel looked at 50 years of popular protest music, from early pioneers such as Woody Guthrie to contemporary songs ... Read More >

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29 March 1978
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BFBS 1980
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Haircut 100
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15 Nov 1988
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07 Aug 1968
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14 Aug 1968
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‎‎17 March 1968
Paul Oliver 200
‎‎Paul Oliver
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‎Mick Softley
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‎‎‎‎Ken Dowe
01 October 1998 200
01 Oct 1998
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23 Jan 1980
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24 Jan 1980
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Peel TV

Cud- Slack Time (1988)02:56

Cud- Slack Time (1988)

Peel introduces “grubby Leeds funsters” CUD in BBC North music show On A Personal Note.


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Record Collection: Details of the first 100 LPs of each letter of John Peel's record collection were released at The Space website in 2012. All material is now available at John Peel Archive and YouTube. Since Sept. 2014, a new Record Boxes series features selections from the collection by key music figures. New:

If you have tapes of vintage Peel shows that you would like to share or get help converting to digital formats, please contact the Peel Mailing List, where you will find many people keen to help you.

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