John Peel Festive Fifty 1976

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updated over 3 years 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 $94.12

    Stairway To Heaven

  2. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

    27 For Sale from $11.00

    Desolation Row

  3. Pink Floyd - Meddle

    157 For Sale from $12.99

    Echoes

  4. Free - All Right Now

    79 For Sale from $0.45

    All Right Now

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

    99 For Sale from $0.13

    They Shoot Horses Don't They

  6. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

    130 For Sale from $10.59

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond

  7. Poco (3) - Rose Of Cimarron

    59 For Sale from $1.95

    Rose Of Cimarron

  8. Neil Young With Crazy Horse* - Zuma

    28 For Sale from $9.99

    Cortez The Killer

  9. Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Clear Spot

    10 For Sale from $16.47

    Big Eyed Beans From Venus

  10. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

    45 For Sale from $51.95

    Whole Lotta Love

  11. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

    9 For Sale from $44.89

    Madame George

  12. The Doors - L.A. Woman

    29 For Sale from $16.99

    Riders On The Storm

  13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

    20 For Sale from $29.99

    Visions Of Johanna