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"They just stood there and had to leave the stage again. It was one of the most wonderful moments in rock'n'roll as far as I was concerned. Unfortunately they came back again, but just for a few moments I was a really happy man. I thought, the machinery's on our side." Read More >
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“Seemed to get people dancing most at this year's Reading Festival. I played it immediately after the ABBA copyists had been on, so perhaps it's not entirely unconnected. It's always nice when you put records on and see people jumping about in the mud, and this was that record." Read More >
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"There was a time when I would have argued most persuasively I think, that very little good music comes out of Birmingham... but now all of a sudden, Birmingham is probably for the first time in its entire history sort of faintly hip." Read More >

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Radio 1 - 'ONE on 1' (BBC VIDEO - 1988)46:32

Radio 1 - 'ONE on 1' (BBC VIDEO - 1988)

Radio One's 21st birthday is celebrated in One On 1 (1988). Peel features between 42:49 and 44:21.


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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:

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