• John Peel - 1975 Extracts
  • BBC Radio One
  • 1975
  • Peel Mailing List user Eddie comments: "Here's another tape of Colin's that I ripped and encoded back in '07: a compilation of various Peel extracts from 1975. Again, it's mostly lo-fi stuff, and heavily edited, but well worth cocking an ear to, I think."
  • This was the period when the BBC had chosen to cut back by scrapping its "Sounds of the Seventies" programmes; in the re-arranged schedules, Peel was the sole survivor, initially with an early evening slot from 5.15 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. This explains why, before playing the Jay McShann track, he reminds his listeners that "at two minutes past nine this evening Humphrey Lyttleton is on" . Peel had great respect for "Humph" - in Margrave Of The Marshes he is listed among a select group of "great broadcasters" - and his programme "The Best of Jazz" was a staple of Radio Two's Monday evening schedules for many years.
  • Featured session recordings:
Loudon Wainwright III, #4. Recorded 1975-05-06, first broadcast 12 May 1975. No known commercial release.
Ivor Cutler, #6. Recorded 1975-09-25, first broadcast 14 October 1975. No known commercial release.
Mike Cooper, #8. Recorded 1975-06-19, first broadcast 26 June 1975. No known commercial release.



  • John Peel - 1975 Extracts
  • 01:16:16
  • Shared via Peel Mailing List.
  • Many thanks to Colin and Eddie.
  • During the (very) long second Steve Miller Band selection, a screeching noise, possibly caused by the tape chafing against the shell, appears and remains to the end.
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