• 1999-09-28
  • Ken Garner's The Peel Sessions states that this should have been the first show moving to a full two hours. However, both recordings indicate that it was still 1 hour and 50 minutes (the first two hour show was the following night).
  • The country music awards first heard on Bob Harris's programme the previous week are now on TV (with the sound down). Peel continues not to enjoy them. The first webcam pic of the night apparently shows him scowling at the set.
  • JP: “Notice that I’m acting out all the titles tonight. Makes the programme just that little bit more special, don’t you think?”
  • The Peel show can no longer get tickets as competition giveaways for the upcoming Lonnie Donegan / Half Man Half Biscuit event. Peel hopes this is a sign that sales are good. Apparently Van Morrison wanted to join Donegan for a few numbers on stage, but his management were unhappy with him appearing if HMHB were on the bill.
  • Two of the four Peelenium artists tonight, the Four Aces and the Crew-Cuts, had been seen by Peel at the Liverpool Empire.
  • Playlist includes poetry from the same era as the above artists, on a track from an album by Beat Gereration poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Another installment of the "Footballenium": Wolves won the league, West Brom beat Preston 3-2 in the FA Cup final.
  • Peel had attended the Ipswich v Manchester City match at Portman Road on Saturday. Ipswich had won 2-1. He mentions in passing the "farcical business at fortress Anfield yesterday, which was pretty depressing." Liverpool had lost 1-0 to Everton.
  • Mary Anne Hobbs is pressed into service to back-announce the third session track while Peel strikes a Julius Caesar pose for the webcam. He subsequently admits: "I turned round at one stage to see what she was doing and I bet that's the precise moment that that webcam went off or whatever it is that webcams do, and you'll get the back of my head. On the other hand, one of my best features, people say." Happily, it turns out his worst fears aren't realized.


  • Broken Dog, #3. Recorded 1999-07-18. No known commercial release.


Peelenium 1954

  1. Chordettes: Mr Sandman
  2. Dr Ross: Boogie Disease
  3. Crew-Cuts: Sh-boom (Life Could Be A Dream)
  4. Four Aces: Three Coins In The Fountain
Chat with Mary Anne Hobbs.
News at midnight. (not on file b)
Ten minutes of Mary Anne Hobbs rock show. (not on file b)


  • a) Peel Show 1999-09-28
  • b) jp280999.mp3
  • c) John Peel 28 Sept 1999
  • a) 02:05:16
  • b) 01:50:08
  • c) 00:47:45
  • a) Many thanks to the taper.
  • b) Many thanks to max-dat.
  • c) Many thanks to Tim.
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