• 1999-08-12
  • The second Thursday 2 hour show, and to celebrate there is a live session in John's house.
  • For the only time, the Peelenium (from 1939, the year of John's birth) features a spoken word track.
  • The Incredible String Band track is played for two reasons: firstly, JP claims Hefner reminds him of them, and secondly, Lynn was listening to one of John's old shows featuring this track and wanted to hear it in full.


  • Hefner, #3. Live from Peel Acres. No known commercial release.


(JP: 'When these programmes first started, when they were called Top Gear back in 1967, one of the ideas was that people would come in and do stuff which they might not otherwise do, or might not do on stage or might not record, and this is something which people have never really taken up. I wanted people to come in and do the kind of songs they might play when they're doing a sound check, that sort of thing.') [1]

Peelenium 1939

  1. Fats Waller & His Rhythm: 'Your Feet's Too Big'
  2. Cripple Clarence Lofton: 'I Don't Know'
  3. Chick Henderson with Joe Loss & his band: 'Begin The Beguine'
  4. King George VI's Christmas Message
(JP: 'That used to get played to death on these programmes when it first came out in 1971...Groundhogs, alas, these days get played about as often as King George VI on these programmes.')


  • a) Peel Show 1999-08-12
  • b) jp120899.mp3
  • a) 02:02:25 (to 3:51 unique)
  • b) 01:53:38
  • a) Many thanks to the taper.
  • b) Many thanks to max-dat.
  1. In the ensuing conversation, Darren Hayman offers for Hefner to record a session of 70s MOR covers, including David Soul's 'Silver Lady.' This sort of materialised in session #5 with a cover of Soul's 'Don't Give Up On Us.'