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  1. ABC /
  2. Andy Partridge /
  3. Aztec Camera /
  4. Art Of Noise /
  5. Band Aid /
  6. Basking Sharks /
  7. Bay City Rollers /
  8. Blancmange /
  9. B.E.F. /
  10. China Crisis /
  11. Cluster /
  12. Creatures /
  13. Culture Club /
  14. Dalek I /
  15. Danse Society, the /
  16. Debbie Harry /
  17. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
  18. Doctor Calculus /
  19. Dollar /
  20. Dolly Dots /
  21. Erasure /
  22. Eurythmics (Tourists / Annie Lennox)
  23. Farmer's Boys /
  24. Fashion /
  25. Fatal Charm (State Of Grace)
  26. Freeez /
  27. Generation X /
  28. Glove /
  29. Haircut One Hundred / Nick Heyward /
  30. Hi-Fi Bros /
  31. Howard Jones /
  32. Icicle Works /
  33. It's Immaterial /
  34. Japan /
  35. Kajagoogoo / Limahl /
  36. Karel Fialka /
  37. Kim Wilde /
  38. Korgis /
  39. Landscape /
  40. La Düsseldorf
  41. Midge Ure /
  42. Modern English /
  43. Moondogs, the /
  44. Nouvelle Vague /
  45. Paul Young /
  46. Pauline Murray /
  47. Peter Gabriel /
  48. Pretenders, the
  49. Rich Kids /
  50. Righeira /
  51. Robert Broberg /
  52. Roman Holliday /
  53. Röyksopp /
  54. Ryan Paris /
  55. Ryuichi Sakamoto /
  56. Secret Affair
  57. Shakatak / (Bill Sharpe) /
  58. Spandau Ballet /
  59. Sparks /
  60. Sting (redirect Police) /
  61. Style Council /
  62. This Heat /
  63. Thompson Twins /
  64. Uzeda /
  65. Vice Versa /
  66. Visage /
  67. Wang Chung /
  68. Wild Swans /
  69. Zeitgeist //

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Peel session artists appearing on the cover of Smash Hits

- this is a personal list I've made up out of fan interest in both Smash Hits (from 1978-1985-ish) and Peel session artists. I have not linked artist names or dates so as not to interfere with the Wiki in any way.

  • Bluetones (March 27 1996)
  • Elton John (October 17 1990 with Adamski)
  • Adamski (May 30 1990, October 17 1990 with Elton John)
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood (August 27 1986, February 28 1985, October 25 1984, April 26 1984) /
  • The Human League (August 13 1986, April 28 1983, December 10 1981, October 1 1981) /
  • UB40 (July 2 1986) /
  • The Cure (May 7, 1986), (April 22, 1987)
  • John Lydon of PIL (February 12 1986, April 3 1980),
  • Bob Geldof / Boomtown Rats (December 18 1985, October 18 1979, January 1979) /
  • Simple Minds (November 6 1985, November 24 1983) /
  • Billy Idol (Generation X) (August 14 1985, May 3 1979) /
  • China Crisis (June 5 1985) /
  • Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive (October 9 1985, March 28 1985) /
  • Morrisey of The Smiths (October 9 1985, January 31 1985) /
  • Strawberry Switchblade (December 6 1984)
  • Adam Ant (September 13 1984, June 11 1981) /
  • Echo & the Bunnymen (Jan 19 1984) /
  • Roman Holliday (September 15, 1983)
  • Heaven 17* (September 1 1983, February 18 1982) /
  • Big Country (May 26 1983) /
  • Altered Images (March 31 1983, March 18 1982, December 24 1982) /
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (February 17 1983, January 7 1982, March 19 1981) /
  • Wah! (January 20 1983) /
  • Dexy's Midnight Runners (December 9 1982) /
  • Orange Juice (November 11 1982) /
  • Bauhaus (October 28 1982) /
  • Associates (August 5 1982) /
  • Madness (July 22 1982, February 5 1981, April 17 1980, November 29 1979) /
  • Yazoo (May 13 1981) /
  • Gary Numan (September 17 1981, October 2 1980, November 15 1979, June 28 1979) /
  • Bow Wow Wow (August 20 1981) /
  • Teardrop Explodes (April 30 1981) /
  • Specials (January 8 1981, May 29 1980, September 6 1979) /
  • Clash (December 25 1980, December 13 1979) /
  • Police (October 16 1980, February 7 1980, August 23 1979) /
  • Skids (September 18 1980, November 1 1979) /
  • The Beat (August 21 1980) /
  • Undertones (June 26 1980) /
  • Siouxsie & the Banshees (May 1 1980, July 12 1979) /
  • XTC (March 20 1980) / The Jam (March 6 1980, December 1978) /
  • Squeeze (October 4 1979) /
  • Secret Affair (September 20 1979) /
  • Buzzcocks (July 26 1979) /
  • David Bowie (May 17 1979) /
  • X-Ray Spex (April 19 1979) /
  • Sham 69 (April 5 1979) /
  • Lene Lovich (March 22 1979) /
  • Thin Lizzy (March 8 1979) /
  • Rod Stewart (February 8 1979) /
  • Elvis Costello (February 1979)

*not strictly a session artist but, y'know...

Featured albums

The following is a list of albums which were played by Peel either in their entirety, one whole side at a time, or of which at least three tracks were featured during one show.

  • 29 May 1973: Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Virgin, 1973)
    • Part One (side one)
  • 29 May 1978: Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous (with Phil Lynott as guest)
    • at least two full sides of the album are played
  • 03 October 1978: Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Scream
    • full album: Pure / Jigsaw Feeling / Overground / Carcass / Helter Skelter / Mirage / Metal Postcard (Mittageisen) / Nicotine Stain / Suburban Relapse / Switch
  • 20 November 1978: Tubeway Army - Tubeway Army
    • 3 tracks: Listen to the Sirens, My Shadow in Vain, The Life Machine
  • 28 August 1979 Siouxsie & the Banshees - Join Hands
    • entire album in three sections, side two without interruptions)
  • 12 November 1979: Secret Affair - Glory Boys
    • 6 tracks: Days of Change / Going To A Go-Go / Glory Boys / Shake and Shout / New Dance / I'm Not Free (But I'm Cheap) 
  • 16-19 November 1981: New Order - Movement
    • 2 tracks each show for four consecutive nights (1981-11-19 not documented in Wiki)

Stuff I've taped off Peel Shows

- another personal list of tracks I taped off the shows in the period 1981-1985 approx., going either from memory of from tapes I may still have in my possession.

1980

1981

  • Heaven 17
    • (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (?? April 1981)
    • Song With No Name (22 September 1981)
    • We're Going To Live For A Very Long Time (15 October 1981)
    • At The Height of the Fighting (?? October 1981)

1982

  • Simple Minds
    • Promised You a Miracle / King is White and in the Crowd / Sons and Fascination (session #2 rpt., 23 March 1982)
    • Glittering Prize (1982 Festive Fifty #45, 16 December 1982)
    • Someone, Somewhere in Summertime (1982 Festive Fifty #32, 21 December 1982)
  • Heaven 17
    • (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (24 February 1982)
  • The Human League
    • The Dignity of Labour Pt. 1 (24 February 1982)
    • Being Boiled / No Time / You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling / Blind Youth (Mark Ellen, session rpt. 21 June 1982)
  • Nails
    • Eighty-eight Lines About Forty-Four Women (?? February 1982)
  • New Order
    • Tempation (12" version) - date unknown ("fades in")
  • Siouxsie & the Banshees
    • Icon (1982 Festive Fifty #45/AT, 16 December 1982)
    • Switch (1982 Festive Fifty #42/AT, 16 December 1982)
  • Specials
    • Ghost Town (1982 Festive Fifty #43/AT, 16 December 1982)
  • Joy Division
    • She's Lost Control (1982 Festive Fifty #41/AT, 16 December 1982)
  • Sex Pistols
    • Holidays In The Sun (1982 Festive Fifty #37/AT, 20 December 1982)
  • Blancmange
    • Feel Me (1982 Festive Fifty #35, 21 December 1982)
    • Living On The Ceiling (1982 Festive Fifty #34, 21 December 1982)
  • Killing Joke
    • Psyche (1982 Festive Fifty #34/AT, 21 December 1982)
  • The Cure
    • The Figurehead (1982 Festive Fifty #34, 22 December 1982)
1983
1985

New Order

  • Sub-Culture 12" (28 October 1985)

Shows listened to

ongoing

List of shows accessed on-line. Each date refers to longest file duration unless otherwise stated. Artists in brackets are those of particular interest to me and not necessarily the session artists featured.

1977
1978
  • 1978-11-20 John Peel Radio 1 (incomplete) (XTC, Tubeway Army)
1979
  • 1979-02-14: (Generation X, Joy Division #1)
  • 1979-04-23: Undertones album
  • 1979-05-01: (Tubeway Army - Replicas, Human League, Karel Fialka)
  • 1978-05-28: (Buzzcocks #4, That Summer LP, Fialka)
  • 1979-06-02-09 Rock Today on BFBS (33 mins in Manchester and OMITD Electricity)
  • 1979-08-18 Rock Today on BFBS (Madness Flying Lizards Modern English Joy Division Jam)
  • 1979-08-29 Siouxsie & Banshees Join Hands album in its entirety
  • 1979-09-03 John Peel Radio 1 (incomplete) DB105 (OMITD #1 Vice Versa)
  • 1979-11-12 John Peel BBC RAdio 1 (Secret Affair LP)
  • 1979-11-20 John Peel BBC Radio 1 (XTC #4)
  • 1979-12-06 John Peel show: (DAF #1)
1980
  • 1980-04-21 John Peel Show (OMITD #2, Ruts #3)
  • 1980-05-08 John Peel Show (Beat album side one)
  • 1980-09-29 John Peel Show (Enola Gay, Vets - World in Action)
1981
  • 1981-05-14 John Peel Show (New Order #1, Killing Joke)
1982
1986
  • 1986-03-05 John Peel Show (AON feat D. Eddy)
90s
2000s

Bands/artists I know most about

China Crisis / OMD / The Human League / Gary Numan / John Foxx / New Order / Mike Oldfield / Heaven 17 / Abba / ELO / Echo and the Bunnymen / Japan / Depeche Mode /...

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