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Kat's karavan
‎‎Kat's Karavan (1961)
"There is a small record shop in London that caters for collectors of these sort of records and it is at 77 Charing Cross Road, which is the reason it has the name. And they just put out 99 copies of each record they make, because otherwise, if they made it 100" ... Read More >
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The island nation of Jamaica contributed ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub and dancehall to Peel's playlists, more than any other country of similar size. The DJ recalled that the first reggae record he played was 'Pop-A-Top' by Jamaican singer Andy Capp in 1969 ... Read More >
Radio flashes
‎‎Radio Flashes
Radio Flashes was a radio series that mixed comedy with music, hosted by Vivian Stanshall, Keith Moon and Peel's producer John Walters. It was broadcast on BBC Radio One in August 1971 while Peel was on holiday. Walters found the experience of trying ... Read More >

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29 July 1998
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‎23 May 1990
Farmer's Boys
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‎‎John Foxx
02 December 1985
02 Dec 1985
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Television Personalities
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‎‎Darling Buds
19 August 1994
19 Aug 1994
China Crisis
‎China Crisis

Peel TV

Meltdown Elvis Costello performs When I Was Cruel07:07

Meltdown Elvis Costello performs When I Was Cruel

‎Peel introduces Elvis Costello, Meltdown And The Royal Festival Hall At 50 (2001).


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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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