• 2003-08-21
  • Show broadcast from Peel Acres.
  • "In tonight's programme, three tunes for you from Kanda Bongo Man recorded at this year's Glastonbury Festival. An amazing set: I was there and it was only scant seconds after he'd finished that I fell into a ditch and quite badly injured myself. But I've been terrifically heroic about it and won't go on about it. Also in the programme, a record that I haven't heard in forty years and you've probably never heard."
  • The record Peel hadn't heard for forty years is the Jerry Byrd single. He plays the b-side which was co-written with Roy Orbison. After his death, the copy was found in John Peel's Record Box.
  • Peel describes Billy Fury as "almost the only credible British rocker".
  • John plugs an event called 'Music By The Lake', happening on the Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August, in the town of Needham Market, near Stowmarket. Among live acts appearing are Dr Feelgood. JP: "That's almost certainly where we'll be going on Monday."
  • With Peel being at home, he manages to play several requests from listeners. Namely tracks by Half Man Half Biscuit, Billy Fury and Laura Cantrell.



Starts previous track again by mistake. (Wrong Track Moment)
Another Wrong Track Moment...
JP: "Well you probably thought that was rubbish, but I'm very moved to hear it again, I must say. Very 1961. Very Roy Orbison really."


  • John_Peel_20030821.mp3
  • 2:00:30
  • Thanks to B!
  • The track listing of the show differs significantly from the 'official' version on the BBC Radio One website. [1]
  1. Peel gives the artist as the Blizzard Boys. It isn't, but it is on their label.
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