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1970s Evolution

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with highlights from his seventies shows.

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.

John Peel was a proud son of Merseyside, and, following the 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, there's another chance to hear the series tracing John's developing musical passions.

John's friend and fellow Radio 1 DJ, Mary Anne Hobbs introduces this episode, which includes highlights of John's shows in the seventies.

1 hour

Music Played

  • T. Rex

    Dove (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 Jan 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


  • Asher & Trimble

    Humble Yourself

  • Mo-Dettes

    White Mice

  • Skids


  • Trespass

    One Of These Days

  • Delia Gartrell

    See What You Done Done (Hymn No. 9)


Role Contributor
Unknown Mark Higgins


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