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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) "One of these days of course you hipsters are going to notice they don't sound anything like Joy Division."

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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