• John Peel Show
  • BBC Radio One
  • 2001-08-01
  • The Son House session was repeated largely at the suggestion of the White Stripes. It was just coincidence that the session, produced by John Walters, was scheduled into the programme the day after Walters' death had been announced.
  • Peel reveals that it was in Porthmadog that he kissed a girl for the first time.
  • JP spent much of the day driving to and from Brighton to the graduation ceremony of his daughter Alexandra Ravenscroft. He bemoans the terrible traffic congestion in the town. "3 miles in 2 hours".
  • On the subject of assumed names, Peel reveals: "I used to use for years the name 'Goatman Cods' because I just liked the sound of it and I used to like getting emails and things addressed to 'Goatman Cods'. It appealed to my childish sense of humour."
  • He continues: "When I lived in London millions of years ago, I used to check my laundry into a place in Notting Hill Gate where I had it washed ... under the name Jack Frobisher because it was such an English name and the sort of name that people in adventure stories from the 1920s had if they were heroic - they were always called 'Jack Frobisher, gentleman', that sort of thing. I used to like walking in there and asking for my laundry and they'd say, 'what name?' and [I'd] say 'Jack Frobisher' in a manly sort of way. It impressed and amused nobody other than myself but that's good enough for me really."


  • Llwybr Llaethog, #3. Recorded 2001-07-15. No known commercial release.
  • Son House, one and only session. Repeat of first broadcast 11 July 1970. Recorded 1970-07-06. No known commercial release.



  • John Peel 01-08-01.mp3
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