Posts Tagged ‘John Walters

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]

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

22
Oct
05

John Peel Programming on BBC 6 Music This Week

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/inthearchive/

John Peel

*(I apologise for jumping ahead with what I presumed were the correct real audio links. I have given myself a stern talking to. Get the full six hours! below) plus Monday’s Top Gear programme.

QUOTE:
6 Music Plays It Again will be extended by half an hour this week as the network remembers the late, great broadcaster John Peel. The week starts with John’s debut BBC radio broadcast, as Pete Drummond’s co-presenter on Radio 1’s Top Gear programme, back in October 1967.

Extracts from Peeling Back The Years, provide the opportunity to enjoy John Peel in conversation with his great friend and producer John Walters. Recorded in 1987, the series provides an insight into John Peel the music fan and the DJ.

The series goes on to explore the British music scene, and John’s own impact upon it, from the early 70s, through the punk explosion and into the 80s.

The archive programming is introduced by 6 Music Presenters Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq who got together, over a mic, to remember their friend and colleague.

Monday 24 Oct
2100-2200
Top Gear

The week starts with John’s debut BBC radio broadcast, as Pete Drummond’s co-presenter on Radio 1’s Top Gear programme, back in October 1967. The playlist is typically eclectic, opening with Martha & the Vandellas, and embracing The Hollies, The Bee Gees, The Velvet Underground and session tracks from Pink Floyd along the way.

direct link: rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/6m_evedoc_mon.ra

Tue 25 – Thu 27 October
2100-2200
Peeling Back the Years

Originally recorded as 6 one hour documentaries in 1987, Peeling Back The Years is an opportunity to enjoy John Peel in conversation with his great friend and producer John Walters.

The documentaries have been re-edited to 3 one-hour shows for broadcast (Tues-Thu) but You can listen online to the compete 6 hours of programmes.

direct links (complete 6 hours):
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/shows/inthearchive/peeling1.rm
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/shows/inthearchive/peeling2.rm
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/shows/inthearchive/peeling3.rm
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/shows/inthearchive/peeling4.rm
“Listen again to episodes 5 and 6 of Peeling Back The Years
in full from 2100hrs on Thu 27 Oct”

rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/shows/inthearchive/peeling5.rm
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/shows/inthearchive/peeling6.rm

Edited version (as if you would!)
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/6m_evedoc_tue.ra
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/6m_evedoc_wed.ra
rtsp://rmv8.bbc.net.uk/6music/6m_evedoc_thu.ra

Get the full details here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/inthearchive/




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