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Show

Name
  • Nameless show (former Night Ride)
Station
  • BBC Radio One
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1969-05-28
Comments
  • The show where Peel admitted he had a venereal disease (VD). From Wikipedia (reproduced on the John Peel page): "During 1969, after hosting a trailer for a BBC programme on VD on his Night Ride programme, Peel received significant media attention because of admitting on air to be suffering from a sexually transmitted disease. This admission was later used in an attempt to discredit him when he appeared as a defence witness in the 1971 OZ obscenity trial. The judge in that case even instructed that a glass of water he had drunk from be thrown out."
  • More on this show at the Kat's Karavan blog. Many thanks to Eddie!

Session

Tracklisting

Peel chats with Tony Van den Bergh [2] about Radio 4's upcoming report on Venereal Disease.

Peel chats to Theresa Lever about the Youth Drama Centre in Euston

  • Phil Ochs: I Kill, Therefore I Am (LP - Rehearsals for Retirement) A&M AMLS 934
  • John Fahey: In Christ There Is No East or West (session)
  • Romanian Radio and Television Folk Orchestra [pipes: Dumitru Zamfira]: The Hora (from BBC Archives)

Peel chats to Jon Curle about his part of Night Ride

File

Name
  • John_Peel_-_Night_Ride_-_1969-05-28.mp3
Length
  • 1:00:28
Other
Available
Footnotes
  1. Performed by the Chorus & Orchestra Of The Cracow Philharmonia, conducted by Henryk Czyz.
  2. Author and broadcaster (1916-2000); obituary here
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