• March 3: Police raid Middle Earth club in Covent Garden, London. Peel, who DJs regularly at club, expresses sympathy in his IT column for victims of police harassment .
  • March 17: violent anti-Vietnam War demo in Grosvenor Square, London; Peel is present.
  • April 4: Martin Luther King shot dead in Memphis, sparking riots in major US towns and cities.
  • May: student revolt and workers' strikes in Paris threaten De Gaulle's government.
  • June 5: assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Peel pays tribute to him on Night Ride.
  • August 21-23: Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia to crush Dubcek government's "Prague Spring".
  • October: First sextuplets born in UK.
  • November: Richard Nixon elected US President. Peel meets future wife Sheila ("Pig") while appearing on TV show "How It Is".
  • November 22: The Beatles release The Beatles, later known as the White Album.

Festive 50


Notable Shows

First Peel Night Ride

Night Ride with Lennon and Ono as studio guests

See Also


Shows calendar

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Shows available online

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