Monday, May 7, 2007
- The Final Top Gear, a Thursday in September, 1975
More great stuff in this one. Peel talks about the new format late night show that would begin the following week and which, sadly, is probably lost forever. It's a shame, as it would be great to hear Keith Moon introducing the Who LP.
-Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown
-Tyrannosaurus Rex - Ride a White Swan
-Joe Cocker - Delta Lady
-Pink Floyd - Day Breaks (sadly this fades out after a few seconds)
-Bonzo Dog Band - a track fades in in its last few seconds
-Fairport Convention - Percy's Song
-Jethro Tull - Peel neglects to give us the title of the track (sorry, I've never been much of a Tull fan)
-Maggie Bell - Stone the Crows
Another highlight is hearing Peel at his diplomatic best when discussing his by this time fully disintegrated relationship with Marc Bolan.
Download the show here. Does anyone know if the BBC have a vault somewhere with all of Peel's shows on tape? If so, where can I get the key? As ever, help completing the track listing will be appreciated.
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