• John Peel's Music On BFBS
  • 1988-01


  • None


08 January 1988 (BFBS)

(JP: 'Peter wrote to ask me to play that record, and he also asked about a programme that was broadcast on Radio 1 here in Britain called Peeling Back The Years, and whether it was going to be broadcast on BFBS: not if I have anything to do with it, is the answer to that. I'm sure they wouldn't want to anyway, but what it was about was, a chum of mine [2] wanted to do it, and I've learned over the years that I interpose my body between him and a microphone at my peril. It was just like me talking about my life really, which isn't the sort of thing that I really particularly want to do. I think radio programmes about disc jockeys are excruciatingly dull and shouldn't actually be done, but as I say, I was rather bullied into it, and didn't even listen to them myself when they went out, to be frank with you.')
(JP: 'I once held the door open for Muhammad Ali. That's the end of that story really, that's all there is to it. I'd like to be able to tell you that he turned round and punched me in the face or gave me a florin or something, but nothing.')

15 January 1988 (BFBS)

End of show


  • Peel 078
  • 00:45:16
  • Many thanks to Dirk.
  1. Peel claimed the song sounded like it was recorded on a cassette player, but mistakenly calls the track 'Crying'.
  2. Of course, John Walters.
  3. Mixed by Adrian Sherwood.
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