Rebel Yell in RT 1987-03-07-0

Radio Times feature, issue 7-13 March 1987

Rebel Yell was a four-part radio documentary series, first broadcast in March 1987 on BBC Radio One in which John Peel looks at popular protest music over the last 50 years. The series was broadcast in 4 episodes:

Ramblers, Gamblers and Railroad Bums

Episode 1 takes in the early pioneers such as Woody Guthrie through to Bob Dylan.

Hippies, Dropouts and More

Episode 2 has John Peel looking at protest music and related forms in the late 60s and early 70s.

Punks, Rastas and Ranters

Episode 3 has Peel looking at the protest songs by punk and reggae artists between the late 70's and early 80's.

Out! Out! Out!

Episode 4 has John Peel concluding his survey of protest music from social commentary in the popular song of today and the recent past.

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  • (3 files representing the first three episodes)
  • 1) 1:01:30 (Rebel Yell_1_patched_0818)
  • 2) 1:00:15 (Rebel Yell_2_0819)
  • 3) 0:47:08 (Rebel Yell_3) (incomplete)
  • Thanks to Chris J Brady on the Peel Yahoo group
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