• BBC Radio One
  • 1972-02-04
  • Tracklisting below is from Volume 2(ii) of the Decktician Logs. Many thanks to Decktician, Ken Garner for copying and additional information, and Rocker for acting as central HQ.
  • The tracklisting logged by Decktician shows some changes made to the scheduled session lineup given in Ken's Peel Sessions book.
  • Show features the first known play of the Kop Choir LP that featured the version of You'll Never Walk Alone most favoured by Peel down the years.
  • Peel follows a cover version of Eddie Cochran's "Twenty Flight Rock" by Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen with Cochran's 1957 original, and then with a 1959 rock'n'roll track by Cliff Richard.
  • Cover versions include Stackwaddy's rendition of the Pretty Things' "Rosalyn" and Manfred Mann's Earth Band's recording of Randy Newman 's "Living Without You", later issued as a single from their LP. Notable singles include Jo Jo Gunne's "Run, Run, Run", a chart hit for the band formed by ex-members of Spirit, and Lee Dorsey's version of Allen Toussaint's "Freedom For The Stallion", a song later covered by the Hues Corporation and Elvis Costello
  • There is a rare track by Shanti, a West Coast-based band who pioneered the fusion of Indian music and rock but attracted little attention at the time. Their bass player Steve Leach became well-known in the 2000s under the name Seasick Steve, although Peel is not known to have ever played his music.


  • Mick Abrahams Band #2 First broadcast. Recorded 1972-01-12.
    • 'Whole Wide World' broadcast here, not only on repeat of 17 March 1972.
    • No known commercial release.
  • Miller Anderson Repeat. First broadcast 07 January 1972. Recorded 1971-12-13.
    • No known commercial release.
  • Gentle Giant #1 Repeat. First broadcast 07 January 1972. Recorded 1971-12-12.
    • 'Funny Ways' not aired for first time as scheduled.
    • No known commercial release.
  • Stray #1 Repeat. First broadcast 21 January 1972. Recorded 1971-12-29.
    • Replaced scheduled new Lindisfarne session.

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



  • Tracklisting only
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