• 1979-02-01
  • John has been flooded at Peel Acres so Paul Gambaccini steps into the breach.
  • Message on Peel Mailing List - Don't know if this has been posted before, but in October a Pete Watts posted this on the Golden nuggets of Radio facebook page:

    "If you have listened to the ’79 show [repeated on 6 music in Oct], you will have heard reference to the flood JP had
    at home explaining why he couldn’t present his show on the 1st Feb (Thursday). Well, here is the show from the 1st Feb
    presented by Paul Gambaccini. I recorded the first 90 minutes of the show with a couple of minutes of dodgy sound near
    the tape flip in the middle.


(Please add details of any commercial release of these sessions)


File begins at start of show.
  • Members: Sound Of the Suburbs (7") Virgin VS 242
PG says that he has brought along a few records that John might not have had access to or any interest in, but says that he did want the next record in the show.
A detailed road weather report.
PG says that none of Al Green's material is yet available in the UK except on import...Discogs does however list a UK release in 1977.
PG compares the number of the above record in the Peel cataloguing system to the Polydor compilation to demonstrate its age.
PG refers to a vitriolic review in one of the papers to the GenX album. John would himself the next week state that he didn't like the record much but with no vitriol....
File cuts out.


  • Paul Gambaccini (J.P.) - 1.2.79.mp3
  • 1:31:24
  • Sound quality is generally very good FM stereo except for a minute or so at the start and end of each side of the C90.
  • Please address all re-up requests to Peel Mailing List.
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