John Peel Festive Fifty 1976

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updated about 1 year ago

This chart was introduced by John Peel on his Radio One show in late 1976 based on an idea he and John Walters had to attract audiences over a period when the radio faced stiff competition from TV (and from other Radio 1 shows: Alan Freeman ran a similar chart on his Saturday rock show at this time), and is a collation of listener's votes for their favourite tracks of all time.

  1. Led Zeppelin - Untitled

    5 For Sale from $700.00

    Stairway To Heaven

  2. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

    33 For Sale from $9.00

    Desolation Row

  3. Pink Floyd - Meddle

    130 For Sale from $14.77

    Echoes

  4. Free - All Right Now

    68 For Sale from $0.43

    All Right Now

  5. Racing Cars - They Shoot Horses Don't They?

    86 For Sale from $0.13

    They Shoot Horses Don't They

  6. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

    151 For Sale from $5.68

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond

  7. Poco (3) - Rose Of Cimarron

    60 For Sale from $1.94

    Rose Of Cimarron

  8. Neil Young With Crazy Horse* - Zuma

    28 For Sale from $5.68

    Cortez The Killer

  9. Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Clear Spot

    12 For Sale from $8.62

    Big Eyed Beans From Venus

  10. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

    41 For Sale from $56.82

    Whole Lotta Love

  11. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

    10 For Sale from $44.99

    Madame George

  12. The Doors - L.A. Woman

    18 For Sale from $17.98

    Riders On The Storm

  13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

    13 For Sale from $16.99

    Visions Of Johanna