Description - The Peel Sessions by Ken Garner
This a story of teenage dreams, which, as any Peel fan knows, are hard to beat. Between 1967 and 2004 John Peel picked over 2000 bands to come and record over 4000 sessions to be played on his radio show. Many were young and had never been in a recording studio before, for some it was the start of an illustrious career, for others it was the only recognition their musical talent ever got. For over 35 years the cream of British musical talent made the journey to the BBC's studio in Maida Vale, from Pink Floyd to Pulp, the Small Faces to the Smiths. And because John Peel was so respected his sessions took on a legendary status they were a rite of passage that every new band wanted to go through. Unfettered by commerical pressure the Peel Sessions were a unique British institution - an archive of music that reflects one man's passion for finding and encouraging new music. Includes a full sessionography listing songs, band members and broadcast dates.
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Author Biography - Ken Garner
Ken Garner wrote In Session Tonight, a history of live pop on BBC radio, described as "indispensable" by Q magazine, and "a work of almost lunatic scholarship" by John Peel. He has worked as a business reporter, magazine editor, and a newspaper radio critic. He teaches journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University.