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The John Peel Show 1978-81
A partial collection of John Peel's music shows on BBC Radio 1

John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE, known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004.

He was one of the first broadcasters to play psychedelic rock and progressive rock records on British radio, and he is widely acknowledged for promoting artists working in a multitude of genres including pop, dub reggae, punk rock and post-punk, electronic music and dance music, indie rock, extreme metal, and British hip hop. Fellow DJ Paul Gambaccini described Peel as "the most important man in music for about a dozen years". In 2012 he was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

Peel's Radio 1 shows were notable for the regular "Peel sessions", which usually consisted of four songs recorded by an artist live in the BBC's studios, and which often provided the first major national coverage to bands that would later achieve great fame. Another popular feature of his shows was the annual Festive Fifty countdown of his listeners' favourite records of the year.

  1. 14th July 1978 (200.7Mb)
  2. 3rd August 1978 (92.7Mb)
  3. 15th August 1978 (181.4Mb)
  4. 17th August 1978 (118.1Mb)
  5. 18th August 1978 (200.9Mb)
  6. 28th August 1978 (215.3Mb)
  7. 25th September 1978 (49.6Mb)
  8. 2nd October 1978 (217.7Mb)
  9. 18th October 1978 (75.6Mb)
  10. 23rd October 1978 (136.4Mb)
  11. 25th October 1978 (94.7Mb)
  12. 26th December 1978 (137.5Mb)
  13. 27th December 1978 (137.5Mb)
  14. 28th December 1978 (137.4Mb)
  15. 1st January 1979 (136.9Mb)
  16. 2nd January 1979 (208.1Mb)
  17. 6th February 1979 (107.4Mb)
  18. 8th January 1979 (174.2Mb)
  19. 10th January 1979 (77.4Mb)
  20. 14th February 1979 (Part 1) (95.2Mb)
  21. 14th February 1979 (Part 2) (117Mb)
  22. 22nd February 1979 (273.9Mb)
  23. 7th March 1979 (50Mb)
  24. 2nd April 1979 (217.5Mb)
  25. 3rd April 1979 (174.1Mb)
  26. 23rd April 1979 (221.2Mb)
  27. 16th May 1979 (220.4Mb)
  28. 24th May 1979 (56.6Mb)
  29. 28th May 1979 (80.4Mb)
  30. 21st June 1979 (113.1Mb)
  31. 26th June 1979 (94.8Mb)
  32. 29th August 1979 (107.2Mb)
  33. 5th September 1979 (173.4Mb)
  34. 13th September 1979 (incomplete) (168.9Mb)
  35. 24th September 1979 (168.3Mb)
  36. 26th September 1979 (incomplete) (219.8Mb)
  37. 3rd October 1979 (219.8Mb)
  38. 9th October 1979 (112Mb)
  39. 11th October 1979 (110.3Mb)
  40. 27th November 1979 (162.6Mb)
  41. 3rd December 1979 (171.1Mb)
  42. 18th December 1979 (166Mb)
  43. 20th December 1979 (Festive 50) (104.9Mb)
  44. 24th December 1979 (Festive 50) (89.3Mb)
  45. 26th December 1979 (Festive 50) (127.1Mb)
  46. 27th December 1979 (Festive 50) (86.4Mb)
  47. 2nd January 1980 (164.7Mb)
  48. 28th January 1980 (169.4Mb)
  49. 7th February 1980 (88.7Mb)
  50. 25th February 1980 (207.7Mb)
  51. 26th February 1980 (213.3Mb)
  52. 10th March 1980 (210.2Mb)
  53. 7th April 1980 (62.4Mb)
  54. 10th April 1980 (97.9Mb)
  55. 1st May 1980 (215.2Mb)
  56. 14th May 1980 (185.2Mb)
  57. 12th June 1980 (271.9Mb)
  58. 7th July 1980 (116.5Mb)
  59. 16th July 1980 (77.9Mb)
  60. 1st September 1980 (94.8Mb)
  61. 24th September 1980 (217.8Mb)
  62. 23rd October 1980 (210.7Mb)
  63. 15th December 1980 (214.5Mb)
  64. 16th December 1980 (215Mb)
  65. 22nd December 1980 (incomplete) (83.4Mb)
  66. 23rd December 1980 (incomplete) (82.8Mb)
  67. 24th December 1980 (incomplete) (72.5Mb)
  68. 29th December 1980 (97.6Mb)
  69. 5th January 1981 (214.9Mb)
  70. 2nd February 1981 (216.8Mb)
  71. 16th February 1981 (138.1Mb)
  72. 25th February 1981 (216Mb)
  73. 16th March 1981 (217.5Mb)
  74. 23rd March 1981 (72.7Mb)
  75. 7th April 1981 (219.7Mb)
  76. 9th April 1981 (275.5Mb)
  77. 14th May 1981 (109.8Mb)
  78. 21st September 1981 (216.8Mb)
  79. 23rd December 1981 (incomplete) (97.7Mb)
  80. 24th December 1981 (115.2Mb)
  81. 28th December 1981 (incomplete) (86.7Mb)
  82. 29th December 1981 (57.9Mb)
  83. 30th December 1981 (236.9Mb)

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