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Sue Lawley's castaway is broadcaster John Peel.

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

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 19 Jan 1990 09:05

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the Priest

    • Coronation Of King George & Queen Elizabeth.
    • HMV.
  • Roy Orbison

    It's Over

    • It's Over.
    • Monument.
  • Jimmy Reed

    Too Much

    • Big Boss Blues.
    • Charly.
  • Misty in Roots

    Man Kind

    • Live At The Counter Eurovision '79.
    • People Unite.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • The Undertones

      Teenage Kicks

      • Cher O'Bowlies.
      • EMI.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

    Soloist: Peter Katin Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

    • Favourite Piano Concertos.
    • Decca.
  • The Fall

    Eat Y'self Fitter

    • Perverted By Language.
    • Rough Trade.
  • The Four Brothers

    Pasi Pano Pane Zviedzo

    • The Best Of The Four Brothers.
    • African World Music.
  • Book Choice

    • Dance to the Music of Time - Anthony Powell

  • Luxury Choice

    • Football


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest John Peel


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