THE EVOLUTION OF JOHN PEEL - 1970s EVOLUTION (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 3rd September 2017
Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.
Today BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music.
Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the first show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1970s.
Highlights include Tyrannosaurus Rex performing live for John at the BBC Paris Theatre at the turn of the decade, a legendary Peel session from Joy Division, reggae and roots from Culture, Swedish punk from Attentat, and the band Peel frequently cited as the best in the world, The Undertones.
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Dove (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 4 January 1970)
Joy Division - Sound Of Music (BBC Maida Vale Session, 26 Nov 1979)
Culture - Down In Jamaica [High Note]
The Undertones - Girls Don't Like It
The Slits - Instant Hit (Radio 1 Session, 17 Aug 1978)
Attentat - Ge Fan I Mej
The Crawdaddys - Let's Make It
Family - Love Is A Sleeper
The Ruts - SUS
Asher & Trimble - Humble Yourself
Mo-Dettes - White Mice
Skids - Charade
Trespass - One Of These Days
Delia Gartrell - See What You Done Done (Hymn No. 9)