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John Peel

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 14 January 1990

The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel. For over 20 years the guru of pop fans, he'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his life at public school, his work as a DJ in the States in the early 1960s, his family, his passion for Liverpool Football Club and, of course, his lifelong passion for pop music.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
Book: Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Luxury: Football

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Zadok the Priest

    Coronation Of King George & Queen Elizabeth, HMV

  • Image for Roy Orbison

    Roy Orbison It's Over

    It's Over, Monument

  • Image for Jimmy Reed

    Jimmy Reed Too Much

    Big Boss Blues, Charly

  • Image for Misty in Roots

    Misty in Roots Man Kind

    Live At The Counter Eurovision '79, People Unite

  • Image for The Undertones

    The Undertones Teenage Kicks

    Cher O'Bowlies, EMI

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

    Soloist: Peter Katin Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

    Favourite Piano Concertos, Decca

  • Image for The Fall

    The Fall Eat Y'self Fitter

    Perverted By Language, Rough Trade

  • Image for The Four Brothers

    The Four Brothers Pasi Pano Pane Zviedzo

    The Best Of The Four Brothers, African World Music

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