List of Peel sessions

This is a list of artists (bands and individual musicians) who recorded at least one session for John Peel and his show on BBC Radio 1 from 1967 to his death in 2004.[1] The first session was recorded by Tomorrow on 21 September 1967, and the last by Skimmer on 21 October 2004. After Skimmer's session, three further sessions that had already been booked before Peel's death were recorded: Bloc Party on 4 November, 65daysofstatic on 18 November and Sunn O))) on 9 December.

Where an artist has recorded more than one session under different names then both names have been listed.

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  • Van Basten: (2 sessions, 1995–96)
  • Van Der Graaf Generator: (8 sessions, 1968–77)
  • Marina Van-Roy: (1 session, 1992)
  • The Vapors: (1 session, 1979)
  • The Vaults: (4 sessions, 2002–04)
  • Champion Doug Vetch: (2 sessions, 1984–86)
  • Velocette: (1 session, 1997)
  • Velocity Girl: (1 session, 1993)
  • Velodrome 2000: (1 session, 1998)
  • Elmer Ganty's Velvet Opera: (2 sessions, 1967–68)
  • Verve: (1 session, 1992)
  • Very Things: (2 sessions, 1984–87)
  • Vibes: (1 session, 1985)
  • The Vibrators: (3 sessions, 1976–78)
  • Vice Squad: (2 sessions, 1981–82)
  • Victim's Family: (1 session, 1989)
  • Gene Vincent: (1 session, 1971)
  • Vinegar Joe: (2 sessions, 1972)
  • Vipers: (1 session, 1979)
  • Virgin Dance: (1 session, 1983)
  • Virginia Doesn't: (1 session, 1979)
  • Visions Of Change: (1 session, 1987)
  • Visitors: (3 sessions, 1980–82)
  • Vital Excursions: (1 session, 1982)
  • Vitalic: (1 session, 1979)
  • Vitus Dance: (1 session, 1979)
  • Cristian Vogel: (2 sessions, 1995–98)
  • Von Bondies: (3 sessions, 2001–04)
  • Voodoo Queens: (3 sessions, 1993–94)
  • Voorhees: (1 session, 1995)

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Y

Z

  • Zabrinski: (1 session, 2001)
  • Zeni Geva: (2 sessions, 1994–96)
  • Benjamin Zephaniah: (2 sessions, 1983)
  • Zero Zero: (1 session, 1991)
  • Zerra I: (2 sessions, 1983)
  • Zimbabwe Cha Cha Cha Kings: (1 session, 1993)
  • Zinica: (1 session, 1987)
  • Zion Train: (2 sessions, 1994–96)
  • Zones: (2 sessions, 1978)
  • Zuvuya: (1 session, 1994)
  • Zvuki Mu: (1 session, 1989)
  • Die Zwie At The Rodeo: (1 session, 1984)

References

  1. Details are taken from the Ken Garner's The Peel Sessions book (2007).
  2. Previously called the Chords in their first session, but changed their name to avoid legal disputes.
  3. Different band to the one who did a session in 1978.
  4. A session that never was broadcast.
  5. Later called Ray Owen's Moon to avoid legal disputes.
  6. Session offered before Peel's death, honoured by producer Louise Kattenhorn. Broadcast on Huw Stephens' show on 1 March 2005.
  7. Was not broadcast, because of 'too much swearing' according to John Walters in Ken Garner's Peel Sessions book.
  8. Booked to do a second session, but did not make it because of 'measles'.
  9. Session offered before Peel's death, honoured by producer Louise Kattenhorn and broadcast on Huw Stephens' show on 15 February 2005.

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