Recordings from the actual Curry with John Peel
‘The Holy Grail’ of the book. The actual recording of the curry house meal on 31st January 1981 with John Peel himself! I thought it’d been lost forever, but it’s safely digitised now. I hadn’t heard it for 38 years and whilst some of it is a bit naff (the bits with me speaking) and is only on one channel (mono recording days I’m afraid guys!) it’s perhaps the first new material of the man’s voice in 15 or so years. It was never played on the radio and only a few snippets of it were published in an arts magazine at the time. The recording lasts a whole side of a C90 cassette (45 minutes) and contains some fascinating insights into John Peel ‘behind the scenes’ / ‘off air’. I think it’s well worth a listen!
John talks about being vegetarian
John talks about the assassination of John Lennon
John talks about the records he gets sent and how he will be remembered
How to get hold of the book (if you really want to that is!).
When the book was launched I was appeared on a few radio stations. Here are some of those interviews.