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Longest Gaps Between Peel Session Appearances

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The list below is a revised and expanded version of one that appears in The Peel Sessions by Ken Garner (p 282). It was also compiled originally by Ken and last updated by him in May 2009 to include 22 artists. Many thanks to Ken for permission to reproduce this (see message) and to members of the Peel Mailing List for suggestions. If you spot any omissions, please add comments in the Talk section you can access at the top of this page.

List Edit

  1. John French (36 years): 2nd with Captain Beefheart in May 1968, 3rd with new Magic Band in July 2004
  2. Incredible String Band (27 years): 11th in October 1973, 12th in November 2000
  3. Faust (25 years 6 months): 1st in June 1973, 2nd in January 1999
  4. Buzzcocks (24 years): 4th in May 1979, 5th in June 2003
  5. Gary Numan (21 years): 2nd in March 1979, 3rd December 2000
  6. Undertones (20 years 6 months): 6th in December 1982, 7th in May 2003
  7. New Order (16 years 6 months): 2nd in June 1982, 3rd in December 1998
  8. Misty In Roots (16 years): 8th in May 1986, 9th in July 2002
  9. Wah! (15 years, 8 months): 5th in August 1984, 6th (as Pete Wylie) in April 2000
  10. Julie Tippett nee Driscoll (15 years 6 months): with Brian Auger's Trinity in October 1968, with Working Week in May 1984
  11. Steve Hillage (14 years 6 months): with National Health March 1976, with The Orb October 1990
  12. Wire (14 years 4 months): 4th in May 1988, 5th in September 2002
  13. Will Sergeant & Les Pattison of Echo & The Bunnymen (14 years): 6th in October 1983, 7th in September 1997 (singer Ian McCulloch had a solo session in September 1989)
  14. Pete Astor (13 years 11 months): in Weather Prophets December 1986, in Wisdom Of Harry November 2000
  15. Culture (13 years 6 months): 2nd in January 1989, 3rd in July 2002
  16. Pastels (13 years 7 months): 1st in February 1984, 2nd in November 1997
  17. Raincoats (13 years 3 months): 2nd in December 1980, 3rd in April 1994
  18. June Tabor (13 years): 5th in February 1978, 6th in January 1991
  19. Lol Coxhill (12 years, 10 months): 2nd in May 1973, with Frank Chickens March 1985
  20. Llwybr Llaethog (11 years 10 months): 2nd in October 1989, 3rd in August 2001
  21. Pulp (11 years 6 months): 1st in November 1981, 2nd in March 1993
  22. David Henderson (11 years 5 months): in Fire Engines November 1981, in Nectarine No 9 April 1993
  23. Chris Cooper & Graeme Naysmith (11 years 4 months): in Pale Saints August 1989, in Lorimer December 2000
  24. Eon (11 years 2 months): 1st in June 1991, 2nd in August 2002
  25. Extreme Noise Terror (11 years): 3rd in March 1990, 4th in March 2001
  26. Orbital (10 years 10 months): 1st in September 1993, 2nd in July 2004
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