• 1999-11-18
  • Start of show: "Well, hello dearly beloved. A miserable drive out of London, miserable weather, but a warm-hearted and loving programme."
  • Show comes from Peel Acres and contains a début play for Bearsuit.
  • JP mentions when playing the Trans Am track that he had a version by Arthur K. Adams years ago but that it was stolen, and begs listeners to buy it for him if they see one. A copy was eventually sent to him by a friend of a friend in the US (see 08 March 2000). The record was later found in John Peel's Record Box.
  • The first three songs of the Peelenium for 1974 were also discovered among the singles in John Peel's Record Box. The fourth track, by Richard & Linda Thompson, came from an LP that JP listed among his Top 20 Albums.



(JP: 'We'll continue trying to get them to do a session if they ever come to the Greater Europe because we rather like them, particularly when they sing in whatever ancient language it is, they believe they sing in and I do like the idea of that. I wish there was more of it.') [1]

Peelenium 1974

  1. Status Quo: 'Down Down (7")' (Vertigo)
  2. Don Covay: 'It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) (LP-Hot Blood)' (Mercury)
  3. Ann Peebles: 'I Can't Stand The Rain (LP-I Can't Stand The Rain)' (London)
  4. Richard & Linda Thompson: 'I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (LP-I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight)' (Island)
(JP: 'Let me tell you, Status Quo actually recorded three sessions for this programme, and I did play the whole of a Status Quo LP upon its release and interviewed the band as well, so I've got nothing to be ashamed of there.')


  • a) Peel Show 1999-11-18
  • b) jp181199.mp3
  • a) 02:01:39
  • b) 01:59:48
  • a) Many thanks to the taper.
  • b) Many thanks to max-dat.
  1. Peel ultimately failed to get the band to do the session after the BBC couldn't guarantee that there would be free parking space outside the studio for their tour bus.