A Meeting With The 25th Century Quaker by Danny Houston

There used to be a great club in Glasgow, Scotland called The Maryland, and the owner Willie Cuthbertson (one of the great unacknowledged heroes of ScottishRead More

Ah Feel Like Ahcid by Chris Hayes

Well the only time I ever saw Don was at Knebworth around 1974/5 when they used to have those outdoor festivals in the summer. Remember? IRead More

Beef Encounters – Gary Lucas, John Peel and Craig Scanlon on Captain Beefheart

Gary Lucas First saw Captain Beefheart play at a New York club in 1971. Their acquaintance was years old before he plucked up the courage toRead More

Beefheart on John Peel tribute CD

Beefheart on John Peel tribute CD

The first anniversary of John Peel’s death will be marked by several hundred concerts which are to be staged under the banner of John Peel Day.Read More

Crow’s Milk – Magic Band reunion documentary

Crow’s Milk – Magic Band reunion documentary

Crow’s Milk is a 50 minute documentary narrated by John Peel and directed by Elaine Shepherd which covers: The Magic Band rehearsals in California in February 2003Read More

John Peel interview

Welcome to my very favourite item here at the Radar Station. It’s a streaming audio interview broadcast on the John Peel show on the 24th AprilRead More

Magic memories

I have just received the following statement for the site from John French: Well, all good things must come to an end as they say… AfterRead More

My Smile Is Stuck by Steve Froy

Why do I like Beefheart? Hmmm……. not easy to answer. Maybe I should start with ‘how’… I think my story will be echoed by other fansRead More

Purely Peel

Purely Peel

BBC Radio 7 has just broadcast an excellent 3 hour John Peel memoir and tribute in which Peel talks extensively about his life, influences, passions andRead More

Graham
27 Aug

Tearing strips off the sky

I’ve just stumbled across an excellent, in depth and lengthy article about what many would consider a holy trinity – John Peel, John Walters and CaptainRead More

Graham
6 Sep
The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart

The Artist Formerly Known As Captain Beefheart

Elaine Shepherd’s classic BBC documentary, introduced and narrated by John Peel. Completely wonderful, a 50 minute joy:   Reviews, articles, blog posts, etc. relating to TheRead More

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