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John Peel's Top Gear - 6th. July 1969

In Session

John Hiseman's Coliseum
Imrat Khan
John Dummer's Blues Band
The Pretty Things


Just like the previous week (above), Peel arrives for Top Gear the day after attending an outdoor show, this time the Stones' famous Hyde Park concert. In session tonight: Jon Hiseman's Colosseum, The Pretty Things, Ustad Imrat Khan and the John Dummer Blues Band.

The John Dummer Blues Band session is a repeat of the one broadcast on the 18th. May show, but this time there's an extra track, A Few Short Lines. And I know next to nothing about Indian classical music, but this Imrat Khan session sounds like an absolute stormer to me. Highly recommended.

What else do I have to tell you? Oh yes, it's clear that the Peel/Walters relationship is developing nicely here, as there's several quips from John P about his new mate. And Peel bemoans the fact that David Bowie's new single is obviously not bound for the charts. Something called Space Oddity, apparently; whatever happened to that?

There appear to be a few speed issues here again; it seems a little slow at times. Also, it sounds like Peelie has trouble cueing up some of the recordings, as they often start too slowly.


Fairport Convention - Si Tu Dois Partir
Third Ear Band - Druid One
Colosseum - Elegy (session)
The Pretty Things - No More Spring (session)
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Pre-Road Downs
Imrat Khan (tabla: Mahapurush Misra) - Alap N'gat from Rag Kalabati (session)
[News edit]
Colosseum - Grass is Greener (session)
John Dummer Blues Band - A Few Short Lines (session)
The Pretty Things - Alexander (session)
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Steamhammer - Even The Clock
Colosseum - Jon Hiseman's Condensed History of Mankind (session)
Dave Kelly (John Dummer Blues Band) - Hard Times (session)
McKenna Mendelsohn Mainline - Better Watch Out
Imrat Khan - Rag Tori (session)
Mothers of Invention - Mr. Green Genes
The Pretty Things - Marilyn (session)
Blossom Toes - Kiss of Confusion
Colosseum - February's Valentine (session)
Edgar Broughton Band - Love in The Rain
John Dummer Blues Band - Jungle Blues (session)
Johnny Winter - I'm Yours And I'm Hers
The Pretty Things - Send You With Loving (session)
Top Gear Theme (snippet)

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