I know there are recordings of John Peel’s shows elsewhere on the internet but some July 1967 shows have been uploaded to Mixcloud recently. Fascinating to listen to although it confirms my long held view that most people bought the Incredible String Band’s ‘The 5000 Spirits or The Layers of The Onion’ for the sleeve rather than the actual music.
I’m surprised there’s been no mention of this on here over the weekend. A three day pop-up DAB station with loads of archive stuff from across the 50 years of BBC Radio 1. Currently listening to Emperor Rosko, who is baffling but playing(ed) some great tunes.
Getting back into internet radio in the last few weeks
Just wondering if the Afterword has any recommendations/suggestions?
I’m currently enjoying 3RRR, BBC6, WFMU, dublab. thanks
If you need to banish the post-Bank Holiday blues you could do worse than listen to last night’s programme with Johnny Walker on the Trio. Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton made some amazing records together, and this wonderful two-hour show with interviews with all three artists, and many songs in full, is available on the iPlayer. Warning: it’s very likely to make you desire the upcoming 3-CD set with the two albums plus loads of unreleased tracks and alternate takes.
Here’s the gorgeous Telling Me Lies.
Well, if you’re a Swede, another legend’s gone…you guys have never heard of him, of course. Kjell Alinge was to Swedish radio and my generation what John Peel was to British radio and your generation – combined with Spike Milligan… The two radio shows that made him legendary were Hemma hos… (absurdist humour) and Eldorado (an interesting and personal selection of music combined with absurdist humour almost turning into spoken word poetry…) Eldorado ran from 1980 until 1993, then returned for seven years, 2006-2013. On the “How did your ears open?” thread, I shamefully forgot to mention Kjell Alinge’s influence. Eldorado was the place to hear new music of every genre imaginable and discover things that regular radio didn’t bother with. He only played what he liked, and if he really liked it he could play it twice on the same show. When Titiyo (Swedish singer, half-sister of Neneh Cherry) released her debut single Talking to the Man in the Moon he played nothing else for the entire show that week, in between telling you why it was so good. He could turn obscurities into hits, making Rupert Hines a star in Sweden (and getting thanked on the sleeve of » Continue Reading.
Just listening to Iain Lee on BBC Three Counties & next week they are looking for the songs with the best endings.
A Day In the Life would be the most obvious to me but what else that hit the Top 40?
Always loved the ending to Heart’s – Crazy On You.