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18
May
10

Peter Everett – You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again

A message from Peter Everett, producer of the BBC documentary series narrated by ‘our John’, – You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again.

As the producer of ‘You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again’ I’d like to say thanks for making it available to a whole new generation of listeners. The book of the series is available free to be read in full on my website http://www.kinace.com.
Keep the faith,
Peter Everett

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Audio link
https://johnpeeldotnet.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/youll-never-be-sixteen-again/

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11
Mar
09

You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again (Complete Series)

You'll Never Be Sixteen Again

You'll Never Be Sixteen Again

“A rare chance to hear this acclaimed series, presented by John Peel and first broadcast in 1985, which tells the story of the British teenager through music, archive and reminiscences.”

It’s time once again to man the editing block (ask your parents!), as “6 Music Plays It Again” but in bite-sized chunks of course. One ought not to complain though, because it’s good to know someone has the good sense to embark upon regular raids within the BBC archives.

Each of the original one hour episodes was split in two and broadcast over consecutive nights which necessitated a degree of creative editing that I only really embarked upon with any degree of flair from episode 3.

I might re-edit 1 and 2 if only to provide consistency, although I don’t think it will bother anyone too much, other than myself if, as I suspect, It becomes yet another of those empty ‘promises’ that you’ve doubtless come to expect from me.

Although fostering low expectations for this site must make anything a welcome bonus I imagine. Perhaps somewhat like the denial of a wife-beater’s prey whose loyalty rests on the claim that, “He’s actually quite a softie really”.

NOTICE: I foolishly named rar files, 1 & 2, the wrong way around. However the links are correct and so are the actual audio files within!

↓ Episode 1 : Ain’t Misbehavin’

“A look at austerity, fashion, Elvis Presley, rock ‘n’ roll and attitudes towards sex.”
01. You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again – Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1985).mp3

↓ Episode 2 : Puttin’ on the Style

“Looking at skiffle, trad jazz, beatniks, beehives, coffee bars, Aldermaston and the twist.”
02. You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again – Puttin’ on the Style (1985).mp3

↓ Episode 3 : I’m Into Something Good

“The era of Merseybeat, Mods & Rockers and ‘Swinging London’.”
03. You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again – I’m Into Something Good (1985).mp3

↓ Episode 4 : Hello, I Love You

“Flower power, student protest and the road to Katmandu.”
04. You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again – Hello, I Love You (1985).mp3

↓ Episode 5 : In a Broken Dream

“The era of long hair, skinheads and tartan-trousered teenyboppers.”
05. You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again – In a Broken Dream (1985).mp3

↓ Episode 6 : Pretty Vacant

“The rise and fall of punk, the John Travolta disco boom and riots in the cities.”
WARNING: THIS EPISODE FEATURES THE VOICE OF THAT M*RGARET TH*TCHER. LISTENERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO BE REMINDED OF THE MANIACAL FECTULANCE THAT CONTINUES TO EMANATE FROM THIS RANCID OLD CUNT’S PUSS-FILLED FILTHY FACE MAY PREFER TO AVOID WHAT IS OTHERWISE AN ENJOYABLE PROGRAMME.
06. You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again – Pretty Vacant (1985).mp3

↓ Episode 7 : Best Years of Our Lives

“New Romantics, glue sniffers, casuals and psychobillies.”
07. You’ll Never Be Sixteen Again – Best Years of Our Lives (1985).mp3

27
Jan
09

The Big O (updated)

Shades and a mean guitar...genius.

Shades and a mean guitar...genius.

I must admit, I’d never heard about this documentary, but I wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to hear it.  And John  was always good at the documentary thing.

At midnight on 29  and 30 January, BBC6 is broadcasting a two-part documentary about Roy Orbison, narrated by Peel, who was always a great fan, and in fact chose It’s Over as one of his Desert Island Discs. Where I live (South Korea), I’ll be able to make morning coffee and toast for myself and my wife while listening, as opposed to staggering back bleary-eyed from the pub and then finding you missed it.

I particularly like a story JP wrote for the Times in 1994 when he described seeing him live just before he died: one wobbly start (with Running Scared, I think), then the voice of a god came through. Sheila believes he would have nominated the Ipswich gig as one of his best ever.

[UPDATED]
Link in comments.

25
Nov
08

1986 Radio Radio with John Peel

John Peel Radio Radio 1986
A quickie post for today.

Shared last month by dunelm61 at the Peel Newsgroup is this enjoyable archive piece…

In 1986 BBC Radio 1 made a series of programmes called Radio Radio, one of the programmes being devoted to John Peel.

First transmitted on 8 February 1986.

original single file link:

radiopeel19860208.mp3 (123457 KB)

bite-size mirror links:

1986_radio-radio.part1.rar

1986_radio-radio.part2.rar

checksum if required

13
Sep
08

It’s Alive

It’s Alive: A Celebration of the Session with John Walters

Michael Redgrave and Hugo. But which is the dummy?  Ealing Studios' classic Dead of Night from 1945

Michael Redgrave with Hugo. Ealing Studios' classic Dead of Night from 1945

In this BBC radio documentary from 1991, John Walters relates a potted history spanning over 70 years of the BBC music session, with conributions from John Peel, Bernie Andrews, Dale Griffin, Peter Hooton, Robert Wyatt, Phil Collins, Nick Gomm, Siouxsie, Steve Severin, and erm, Jordan. Huh?

Audio demuxed by me from a DVD compiled by Alasdair via jah-peel. The detailed running order is also courtesy of Alasdair. Thank you sir.

While you’re fetching the link from the comments, you could thank Alasdair. Fair deal? :)

01. Intro
02. Jimi Hendrix : Radio 1 Jingle
03. John Walters narration / Hoovers interview (1991-01-29)
04. Alan Price Set : Barefootin’ 1966 Saturday Club
05. Narration / interviews
06. Bernie Andrews interview / Dave Clarke Five : Bits & Pieces
07. Narration / interviews
08. Jimi Hendrix : Get My Heart Together Again (1967-12-15) / narration & interviews
09. Narration / interviews / T-Rex : Ride A White Swan
10. Narration / interviews / Soft Machine : Moon In June (1969-06-10) / narration / interviews
11. Brand X : unknown (1976-02-26 or 1976-07-15) / narration / interviews
12. Narration / interviews / Gene Vincent : Be Bop A Lula (1971-10-01)
13. 2 Chimpanzees playing piano (1971, unreleased/unbroadcast) / narration / interviews
14. Narration / interviews / Carol Concert 1970 (Rod Stewart) / narration
15. Narration / interviews / The Damned : Stab Your Back (1976-11-30)
16. Adam & The Ants : Lou (1978-01-23) / narration / interviews
17. Narration / interviews / The Slits : Love And Romance (1977-09-19) / narration / interviews
18. Narration / interviews / Siouxsie & The Banshees : Hong Kong Garden (1978-02-06)
19. Narration / interviews / The Smiths : unknown
20. Narration / interviews / The Four Brothers : unknown
21. Narration / interviews / A Guy Called Gerald : unknown (1988-10-30 or 1989-08-06)
22. Narration / interviews / The Farm : No Man’s Land (1983-04-17) / narration / interviews
23. Narration / interviews / The Ukranians : unknown (1991-09-24)
24. The Hoovers : Big Time (1991-01-29) / narration / interviews
Total Time : [59:39]

17
Aug
08

John Peel – BBC4 Monday

BBC4’s Liverpool on the Box season features three programmes with our John providing the voice over duties. Two of which you will no doubt have seen before and probably already have archived, but the first, Chambré Hardman and the Lost City of Liverpool, is a new one on me. Looks good!

Monday 18th August 19.30-20.00
Chambré Hardman and the Lost City of Liverpool

“The life and career of Liverpool photographer Edward Chambre Hardman, whose work captured the people and city of Liverpool during its pre-war heyday.”

Monday 18th August 01:25-02.15
Rock Family Trees: The Mersey Sound

“The rise and fall of the Mersey Beat scene during the 60s, including a look at the Beatles, the Searchers, Gerry and the Pacemaker and Billy J Kramer.”

Monday 18th August 02:15-03.05
Rock Family Trees: The New Mersey Beat

“A look at the next generation of bands after Mersey Beat to emerge from Liverpool including Echo and the Bunnymen, the Teardrop Explodes, OMD and the Lightning Seeds.”

| BBC4
| Chambré Hardman (National Trust Print Collection)
| E. Chambré Hardman Archive
| Chambré Hardman Photographs
| Peter Frame’s Rock Family Trees
| 1999 Pete Frame interview

07
Aug
08

Radio Cocker

Two recent radio documentaries featuring Jarvis Cocker.

• Zine Scene (in two parts)
“Jarvis Cocker explores the history of fanzines, small publications designed and produced by devotees of popular phenomena.

Broadcast in January 2008 on BBC Radio 4
Zine Scene rapidshare
50.9 MB (53395488 bytes)

• Jarvis Cocker’s Musical Map of Sheffield.
“Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker takes you on an intimate tour of Sheffield. In his evocative musical map, Jarvis creates a soundtrack that drives his memories, feelings and observations about his home town. Growing up in a city that was still reeling from the loss of big industry, Jarvis recalls his childhood, surrounded by family, and listening to conversations about love and disappointment. Along the way, he introduces the music of Sheffield legends, including Joe Cocker, Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League and Artery.”

Broadcast in July 2008 on BBC Radio 2
Jarvis Cocker’s Musical Map of Sheffield rapidshare
51.6 MB (54146195 bytes)

I haven’t checked that these might already be uploaded elsewhere, so I apologise in advance for any possible duplication.

15
Jan
08

Pledge Your Support for Andy Kershaw

Andy Kershaw
Following today’s news I just wanted to say that I hope Andy bounces back and doesn’t allow anyone to use this against him in the petty way that some people seem to enjoy.

I personally want to hear Andy Kershaw back on BBC Radio 3 doing what he does best.

Please add your comments of support to let the boy Kershaw know that we miss him and want him back.

And if the Beeb gets sniffy about bringing him back then it’s petition and campaign time (based on the assumption he does wish to return to Radio 3 as was of course.)

Leave your words of support for Andy below. Word on the Internet gets around you know. Here’s hoping it reaches you Andy :)

Andy Kershaw

Andy Kershaw: Champion of ‘World Music’

| BBC News
| Guardian
| Andy Kershaw’s BBC Site
| Andy Kershaw’s tribute to John Peel (mp3) (115mins/59MB)
– Credit to Steve at Bowblog, and thanks to The Peel Tapes
now I go rest me poor little eyes

— post update: 2009/04/28 ——————————————————————————
Thank you to Marseille for this…

It’s still possible to hear a selection of Andy’s programmes over at the BBC Radio 3 website.

Here’s one I converted to mp3 today for your iPodding pleasure.

On-Location Audio Features: Andy Kershaw in Marseille.

Always a fan of the cultural mix to be found in port towns, Andy went to the biggest port in Europe – Marseille, allegedly the most racially harmonious of all of France’s cities, and home to musicians from around the globe. From medieval Occitan polyphony and reggae, to Maghreb rap and a piano-playing godfather of Algerian Rai, taking in Pacific Creole and Congolese rumba à la sauce provencale, Andy uncovers a powerful sense of a personal and musical identity which is unique to Marseille.

Part 1 (Listen via RealAudio stream)
Part 1 (Download converted MP3)
Part 2 (Listen via RealAudio stream)
Part 2 (Download converted MP3)

source:
Andy Kershaw in Marseille
Kershaw Radio 3 Programme Archive

26
Sep
07

John Peel: Radio Week on the Beeb

BBC 4 Television are running a themed series of programming under the banner of ‘Radio Week’. Here are some of the highlights…

Sunday 30 September 11:40 pm
Arena: Today Carshalton Beeches…Tomorrow Croydon (1981)

This programme looks at John Peel‘s role in the rock world and that of his radio show producer, John Walters.

Sunday 30 September 12:20 am
Arena: Caroline 199 – A Pirate’s Tale

Radio Caroline, founded in 1964 by Ronan O’Rahilly, gave many DJs their first break. Arena traces the origins of this broadcasting phenomenon.

Tuesday 02 October 10:30 pm
Belgrade’s Radio Warriors: Storyville

In 1989, radio station B-92 started in Belgrade and became a symbol of resistance to Serbian Nationalism. In this film, the workers give an account of life in Belgrade throughout the years of war.

Tuesday 02 October 11:40 pm
Arena: Desert Island Discs

This 1982 episode of Arena marks 40 years of the radio institution that is Desert Island Discs.

Also in this weeks Radio Times there is a picture of our John (p142) in reference to the following programme, however I doubt he’ll figure large in this.

Friday 28 September 2007 7:00 pm
BBC Radio 2 – 60s Season – Documentaries
Don’t Start Me Talking 2 – About Radio

This episode of Don’t Start Me Talking… gives a voice to the most important person in the radio equation – the listener. This is the story of the last days of the BBC’s Light Programme & the birth of Radio 2 told entirely in the words of the great British public. If you were there, it’s how you remember it. If you weren’t – this is how it was!

Let me know if you spot something I haven’t listed here.

BBC 4 Schedule
Radio 2 Schedule

17
Aug
07

Quick News Roundup

A few items that I was planning to post before the really shitty news about Tony Wilson. Although stirrings of a normal service being resumed here should be treated with the utmost contempt, I don’t think I ought to let the aproach of John Peel’s birthdate, 30th August (1939,) go without some special attention. But for now…

—FIRST-NEW-MESSAGE———————————————

Radio 1 40th anniversary – BBC Request
(courtesy of the superlative Peel newsgroup)

Hello there,

I’m putting together a ‘Best of John Peel’ programme for Radio 1’s 40th anniversary, and need your help!

I wondered if you or any of your listeners had any favourite John moments or quotes from John’s Radio 1 shows (and if they remember when it was, even better) – and if so if they could please e-mail me asap. I’ll then see if we have those moments in our archives and try to include them in the programme..

Hope you can help!

All the best,

Simon

SimonBarnard
BBC Radio 1
l Yalding House | 152-156 Great Portland St | London W1N 6AJ

Contact Simon here: simon.barnard@bbc.co.uk (I’m sure the beeb have more than adequate spam filtering in place otherwise I wouldn’t normally publish an email address in this way.)

—NEXT-NEW-MESSAGE———————————————

The Launch of Unpredictable Porridge

Dear music fan

You subscribed to John Peel’s Unpredictable Porridge page. The project has been a long time in the building process, but we now want to provide you with an exclusive 7-day window in which you have the first opportunity to upload your material to the site before it goes public.

Gohereto register, then upload your biog, images and audio. Your music and contact details will be ported straight through to the inboxes of Universal’s A&R heads as well as being available for the public to enjoy.

If you’re not a musician and simply an avid music fan, then hold tight for the public launch of Unpredictable Porridge where you will be able to stream the best new and unsigned music in the UK.

This site will continue the legacy of John Peel, you can upload your new musical creations and check out other emerging talent.

Regardless of what style of music you are into, or whether you like to play music, create music, or just listen to music; this site will be for you. John’s son William, and Universal Music are seeking to further John’s commitment by providing real opportunities and potential record deals for emerging acts. This new interactive portal will be all about your ideas, your talent and your passion for music.

Unpredictable Porridge

—NEXT-NEW-MESSAGE———————————————

John Peel Round Table 1978

Sound Engineer Iain Roberton has kindly offered to attempt a clean up of an old edition of BBC Radio 1’s Round Table with Kid Jenson, Kate Bush and John Peel. The recording can best be described as shite and offers several technical challenges, but mostly it requires much of time and patience. It is not simply a noise removal and EQ job. Serious offers of help from audiophile masochists can request a disc containing the 300+MB wav file by emailing me at the usual address.

—NEXT-NEW-MESSAGE—————————————————

Peelenium Request

Hi Gary

I was sorry to read you’ve been having health problems, I hope that you will be feeling better soon.

I was wondering if, with your extensive knowledge of the Peel Internet community, you could help me locate a download of the Peelennium shows, specifically the 1931 edition.

I lost the recording of this through typical negligence almost as soon as I’d made it. It featured two beautiful tracks, Just A Gigolo performed by Bing Crosby with the Gus Arnheim Orchestra and Dona Clara by Leyton & Johnstone, a Black vocal duo who seem to have no Internet presence. This version of Dona Clara is unlike more familiar versions, played in a soft, lilting style.

I once saw a compilation of Leyton & Johnstone’s work in Tower Records Piccadilly. It did not contain that track so I did not snap it up, not knowing then how rare and obscure their work had become.

Apart from being a wonderful piece of music which I want to hear again, the track also has special significance for my Grandmother Edith, now in her 90s. It was a favourite song of her older brother Will whom she idolised and who died tragically young.

I know it is a lot to ask, especially in view of your own health problems, but if you think you might be able to help (maybe you could refer me to a Peel or 1930s music fanatic) you would have my deepest gratitude.

Yours truly

Howard Flaxa

Progress can be read at my other blog: here.

—NEXT-NEW-MESSAGE———————————————

And finally…

Updates here have been scarce because I needed (still?) a good long break from everything. The fact that some cunt deleted all the Peel links at rapidshare doesn’t help. Why do people need to publicly prove their immaturity? I do have plenty of files to share but I’ve not decided the best method yet.

Don’t forget the torrent feed though!

Special thanks to Jon Horne for his recent message who has long been a big inspiration behind john peel everyday. Kent at KSR for sourcing me a splendid Kurzweil and thus providing a renewed interest in life.




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