John Peel ‘lost’ Festive 50 recreated in new book

'The Peel Sessions' is published next week

A new book about late legendary radio DJ John Peel will be released next Thursday (September 4).

‘The Peel Sessions’, released by BBC publishing and written by Ken Garner, documents Peel‘s ‘Sessions’ radio show.

In the book, Garner has reconstructed Peel’s 1977 Festive 50 list, which was never recorded officially.


The list includes the likes of Sex Pistols, The Clash and Iggy Pop.


Kevin Smith: “I’m the world’s biggest Kevin Smith fan”

The beloved cult filmmaker reflects on an extraordinary career

The Best Films of the Decade: The 2010s

As chosen by NME

The Best Songs Of The Decade: The 2010s

Here – after much debate – are the 100 very best songs of 2010s