Something of an all-star line-up for the sessions, repeating the combination of 22 April 1981.
Apologies for possibly sounding, “what old hippies used to call laid back.” That evening had just done his first live Top Of The Pops. “You wouldn’t realize this because I look so cool and suave and in control of everything, but I get into such a state before I do them.” After the initial sense of relief once it’s over, he wants to “have a bit of a lie down.”
Plays wrong side of single by Liverpool band Cook Da Books, then touring with the Undertones, but then plays the intended song as well.
Informs us that the track by Divine that finishes off the show was written and produced by Tony Orlando, but in fact it was Bobby Orlando.
The Spinners track is by the soul group of that name. They were sometimes known as the Detroit Spinners to avoid confusion with the middle-of-the-road Liverpool folk group called the Spinners, who were popular enough in the UK to have their own long-running BBC TV show in the 1970s, but never appealed to Peel.