• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1996-07-13
  • Start of show: "Hello chums, it's another John Peel's Music On BFBS, and to start the programme this week, these are......"


  • None


(JP: 'Once again, my thanks to all those BFBS listeners who got in touch with me by one means or another to express their sympathy after Sheila's recent illness: I'm very grateful to you. She continues to improve: in fact, yesterday lunchtime I got her down to the pub for the first time since she had her haemorrhage. That's an important part of somebody's rehabilitation, I think.')
(JP: 'Last weekend, I went and joined the traffic jams just outside Luton to go to Tribal Gathering with my son Thomas and his mates, and of course several thousand other people besides. Bearing in mind that I'm not much of a dancing man and not too good at staying up dead late at night, I had a thoroughly good time. Loads of people came up, introduced themselves and said thank you for playing our records on the radio and stuff like that and made little speeches, and that's always really quite affecting, I think.')
(JP: 'That's on Silver Girl records from San Diego, California. I very nearly went to live and work in San Diego, you know, years and years and years ago. I was offered a job by a station there and by one in San Bernadino, and of the two, I thought San Bernadino was the more attractive name, and on that rather ludicrous premise, I went to San Bernadino. But just imagine how different life would have been if I'd gone for San Diego! Might have met a local girl, settled down, married, joined the Navy, who can say what I might have done. But almost certainly wouldn't be doing this.')
(JP: 'Still sounds pretty neat to me, I must say. I used to play that in 1975, as I say. 21 years ago: I am getting on a bit, aren't I?')


  • Peel Show 1996-07-13 (BFBS)
  • 01:54:16
  • Many thanks to Carsten from Berlin. Stereo recording, with slight background static.
  1. JP intended to play Diving Bell, but couldn't find the start of the track.
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