A is for Absalom
Music legend John Peel’s record collection, one of the most celebrated in the world, is being made into an interactive online museum for the public.
His family have given exclusive access to the collection which includes 25,000 LPs, 40,000 singles and many thousands of CDs.
Every week on The Space, an artist featuring in John’s collection will be presented, from A to Z.
John Peel’s wife and Patron of the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Sheila Ravenscroft, introduces Mike Absalom, whose debut album (Save the Last Gherkin For Me), was the very first record in John’s Collection. Mike reminisces about the late sixties and early seventies and talks about the night that he was playing in the same venue where John was a DJ.
After 30 years away from the music scene, having emigrated to Canada, become a children’s performer, then an artist and moved to Ireland, he is now about to play his own music again.