• 1978-09-26
  • Peel plays the first two sides of the new Bowie double live album and promises the other two the following evening.
  • JP recommends the Hipgnosis cover of the new Bring On The Night album by session guests Racing Cars.
  • Peter Powell joins Peel in the studio to give a report on that evening’s Chelsea-New York Cosmos friendly. Peel is also concerned about the following night's Liverpool match (with good reason – they would be knocked out of the European Cup by Nottingham Forest).
  • JP claims to have danced to George Thorogood & The Destroyers.
  • News: Ally MacLeod leaves job as Scotland manager.



(cuts in)

  1. Hang On To Yourself
  2. Ziggy Stardust
  3. Five Years
  4. Soul Love – tape flip during track
  5. Star
(Peter Powell arrives in studio to report on Chelsea-New York Cosmos game.)
(JP: “George Thorogood & The Destroyers – I know a lot of people don’t like them, I’ve seen a lot of criticism of them in the music press and so forth. But I mean, initially the blues, even the ones the classic blues of the 1920s, were records made intended to be danced to. And you can certainly jump around quite nicely to George Thorogood & The Destroyers. If I can do it, you can, let’s face it, and I managed to do it.”)
  1. Station To Station – tape flip during track
  2. Fame
  3. TVC 15
(JP: “Thanks to Peter Powell for coming into the studio to report for the Chelsea and New York match earlier this evening.[1] So much nicer when one of the lads drops in – think he’s the first one who ever did actually. Gambaccini came in once, but he was lost. Tomorrow of course it's agonizing night – I hope Liverpool come out on top, I suspect they will.[2] Good night.)

(news, etc)


  • 1978 09 26 #1 (Racing Cars) 2.mp3
  • 1978 09 26 #2 (Racing Cars).mp3
  • 1978 09 26 #3 (Racing Cars).mp3
  • 1978 09 26 #4 (Racing Cars).mp3
  • 26.35
  • 26.36
  • 30.05
  • 30.02


  1. Chelsea managed a 1-1 draw at home to the touring New York Cosmos, who featured Franz Beckenbauer (W. Germany) and Johan Cruyff, among others (although not Pele, who had already retired).[1]
  2. Liverpool were due to play Notts Forest at home in the second leg of their 2nd round European Cup tie. The 0-0 draw meant that Forest went through 2-0 on aggregate. [2]
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