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  • 1979-06-26
  • Peel apologises again for the previous night's "dull show" and also admits he was wrong yesterday about Tubeway Army's chances of reaching number 1 in the BBC singles chart: in the latest Top 40 chart unveiled that afternoon, 'Are Friends Electric' had indeed taken top spot.
  • John plays a number of requests for people he met in Norwich the week before. The Buzzcocks were requested and Peel obliges.
  • Introduces the wrong Capital Letters track, playing the b-side rather than the a-side of their latest single.
  • Peel thanks a listener for sending him a photograph of Marguerite Van Cook: "I carry it with me everywhere."
  • According to JP, Murder The Disturbed "sound like people who've been compelled to watch Everton just once too often."



  • Sugar & Pee Wee: One, Two, Let's Rock (Various LP - Aladdin Magic) United Artists
  • Undertones: Nine Times Out Of Ten (Peel session)
  • File 2 begins
  • Specials: Gangsters (7") Two-Tone
JP: "Every time the John Peel Roadshow goes out on the road, it has to play that three or four times a night - and quite rightly so in my view."
JP: "Pig, if you're listening, the phone seems to be off the hook again."


  • 1) 1979-06-26 John Peel Radio 1.flac
  • 2) John Peel 26 June 1979
  • 3) 1979-06-26 Peel Show JS30
  • 1) 01:58:06
  • 2) 01:30:52
  • 3) 2:55
  • 1) Show contained on T096 and T097 of the 400 Box, so in AM quality. Complete show apart from short gaps where tape flips happen.
  • 2) Two 45 minute segments of the show recorded in FM quality. Many thanks to Rocker for purchase of the reel and Tim for digitisation
  • 3) Many thanks to Jimmy. Excellent FM stereo recording. Created from JS30 of JS Tapes, digitised by Weatherman22.