• 1979-03-14
  • JP: "Imagine giving up the chance of playing football to be a rock musician eh? If someone had said to me when I was fifteen, "look, you can play for Liverpool but you've got to die when you're thirty". I'd have taken that every single time. "Wish you had done!" goes up the cry from fifty times a million throats."
  • During the programme, one of the mothers of a Slits member reportedly telephones Peel to inform him that the group have signed to Island Records and an LP will be issued in April. JP: "Well, I shall believe that when I see it, frankly."
  • Peel announces the track Rock Around The Clock as being his favourite from The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle album and credits it to Tenpole Tudor.
  • Peel mentions doing a gig in Stratford-Upon-Avon a year or two previously with the Mekons and the Shapes. JP: "I remember the gig particularly because it's the only time in my life I've ever been invited to autograph a young lady's breast. Found it profoundly embarrassing, actually."[1]


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


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JP: "I hope nobody's unkind enough to play that to Bill Haley. Probably finish the poor blighter off once and for all I should say."
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  • 1979-03-14 John Peel Radio 1 (incomplete) DB060.mp3
  • 1:09:42


  1. This gig is mentioned here on relative to local band The Abstracts who were also on the bill at Stratford College of Fine Arts. No specific date is given, other than the summer of 1978.
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