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Chart show 250
Radio One Chart Show
The Official Chart, formerly known as The Radio 1 Chart Show, is a long-running United Kingdom music chart programme, airing each Sunday afternoon on BBC Radio One. The BBC offered Peel the chance to present a one-off Radio 1 Chart Show ... (read more)
Distorted Waves Of Ohm 250
Distorted Waves Of Ohm
Distorted Waves Of Ohm are an electronic techno/acid group from Broadstone in Dorset that eschew live performance in favour of studio-created material. They recorded five tracks for Peel in their own studio, but to date the session has never been released ... (read more)
Thomas Mapfumo 250
Thomas Mapfumo
Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, born in 1945 in Marondera, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe, invented and popularized Chimurenga music. In 1988, Peel saw him perform live in Zimbabwe under the name Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited ... (read more)

Monthly Choice

Amayenge 200
19 September 1979 200
19 Sept 1979
3 Inches Of Blood 200
3" Of Blood
06 January 1996 200
06 Jan 1996
Roady Music From Viêtnam 200
Đ.B. Việtnam
17 June 1995 200
17 June 1995
17 June 1995 (BFBS) 200
17June95 BFBS
Dentist From Boscaland 200
Jon The Dentist
Guru Josh 200
Guru Josh
13 July 1983 200
13 July 1983
Erkin Koray 200
Erkin Koray
18 February 1982 200
18 Feb 1982
Os Mutantes 200
Os Mutantes
27 January 1982 200
27 Jan 1982
Footy comps 200
Soccer Comps

Peel TV

BBC at Glastonbury - The first ever link00:52

BBC at Glastonbury - The first ever link

Peel and Jo Whiley's debut Glastonbury link on BBC TV, 1997.


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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. Latest:

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