• 1968-06-09
  • Around half an hour of a two-hour show, recently discovered on a reel-to-reel tape by Peel Mailing List user andysmith10.
  • Information on gaps in the track listing (particularly some confusion surrounding the Kenny Everett track) courtesy of Ken Garner of Peel Mailing List.



(JP: 'I realise that the idea of a DJ under 40 who sings in tune is a fairly revolutionary concept, but there is one, and it's Kenny Everett. He's already done the pop star thing of disavowing this record, and doesn't want to know anything about it.')
  • Kenny Everett: It's Been So Long (single) MGM 1421 (edited out)
  • The Who: Call Me Lightning (single) Decca 32288 (US release only)
  • Joe Cocker And The Grease Band: 'I Shall Be Released' (Peel Session)
  • Spirit: Uncle Jack (single) CBS 3523
  • Idle Race: 'The Morning Sunshine' (Peel Session) (edited out)
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex: Graceful Fat Sheba (LP: My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair...But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows) Regal Zonophone LBZ 1003
  • Otis Redding: 'The Happy Song (Dum-Dum)' (N.B. According to the PasB, this is not from the show, and has been edited in from elsewhere: only a short excerpt)
  • File 1 ends
  • Eclection: 'In The Early Days' (Peel Session) (missing from tape)
  • Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band: 'You Gotta Trust Us' (Peel Session) @
  • Tracks marked @ available on File 2


  • 1) Top Gear 1968-06-09
  • 2) CaptainBeefheart1968TopGearSessions
  • 1) 00:30:49
  • 2) 33:04 (13:21 on) (to 20:48 and from 25:35 unique)
  • Shared via Peel Mailing List.
  • Many thanks to Andy! And to Eddie for the track listing!
  • 1) This low volume recording is rather bass heavy and with almost non-existent treble.
  • 2) Full details at SugarMegs
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