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Peel met Minogue when she was visiting BBC Radio One in 1988 for interviews with the disc jockeys. In 1989, he took his youngest daughter Flossie and her friend Chloe to the BBC Radio One studio when Kylie was visiting again . Peel rarely played any of Kylie's material, but did prefer her over the likes of Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Dire Straits (Margrave Of The Marshes, p484, Corgi, 2005).
"I love Kylie. It’s because she was really nice to my daughter. She treated her and her mate with great respect. I brought our Flossie and her mate Chloe into London to meet Kylie when she was on [Radio One debate show] Round Table and she was really sweet to them. A year or two later I phoned up Pete Waterman's company and said ‘any chance of some tickets for the Kylie show at Wembley?’ (which was really cheeky because obviously I never play any of that stuff on the radio) and they said ‘how many you looking for?’ and I replied ‘16’. Instead of saying ‘fuck off’, they got me them and we hired a minibus for Flossie and her mates, drove them into town, went to the concert, Kylie was fantastic and afterwards we all went to the after-gig party. I saw her manager walking past and I said ‘Is Kylie here?’ and she pointed her out. I went up to her and said ‘You’ll not remember me, because obviously in your line of work you meet a lot of fat blokes with beards, but a couple of years ago you were really nice to my daughter – will you come and be really nice again?’ And she went up, sat down and talked to them. They were just country kids in raincoats, sitting there thinking ‘this is Kylie Minogue talking to us!’ She was really sweet to them. So I love Kylie, not because she’s got a nice arse, but because she was really nice to my daughter."
(The following list was compiled only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive and is certainly incomplete. Please add further details if known.)
- 01 February 1990: Hand On Your Heart (Peel plays it briefly)
- 09 April 1993 (John Peel Is Jakki Brambles): Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi (single) PWL
- 21 February 2002: Kylietron (LP – Bastard Pop 1) white label (Mash-up with Ladytron)
- March 2002 (FSK): Kylietron (LP – Bastard Pop 1) white label (Mash-up with Ladytron)
- 04 April 2002 (Radio Mafia): Kylietron (LP - Bastard Pop 1) white label (Mash up with Ladytron)