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Show

Name
Station
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1973-12-25
Comments
  • Full tracklisting from the PasB of the BBC Written Archives Centre.
  • Peel plays a Christmas "pub piano" medley session from Elton John. According to Ken Garner's The Peel Sessions (p.82), the idea for this session came from show producer John Walters and Elton John was happy to agree to it. "Walters got some light ales into Langham 1, dragged along Peel and various other Radio 1 producers and managers to get the atmosphere going around the specially hired upright pub piano, and Elton kicked off with a plinky-plonky medley of Christmas tunes..."
  • Peel plays a prog rock track from a Swedish band called Panta Rei.
  • There is a session by the Shadows, not usually thought of as being among Peel's favourites, and a track from George Melly, but only a few of the tracks played have Christmas themes. The show as a whole unusually plays three debut sessions (normally at least one would have been a repeat).

Sessions

  • Elton John, #2. Recorded: 1973-12-18. No known commercial release.
  • Shadows, one and only. Recorded: 1973-12-10. No known commercial release.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers, #2. Recorded: 1973-11-26. No known commercial release.

Tracklisting

File

Name
Length
Other
Available
  • Tracklisting only
Footnotes
  1. Marvin spelt backwards (as in Hank Marvin).