Tuesday, 4 April 2017

John Walters on Room 101, BBC Radio 5, 4th September 1992.


Ron Johnson Records were based in Long Eaton, in the East Midlands of England, (Where your author comes from), between Nottingham and Derby.
Funnily enough, this is also the hometown of the late lamented producer of the John Peel Show,the great John Walters. The man who recommended The Fall to Peel, because...'they were even worse than Siouxsie and the Banshees'.
So as Ron Johnson Records were almost exclusively ,only played on the Peel Show, and Walters came from the same town as Dave Parsons. Here is John's appearance on BBC Radio 5's Room 101; choosing his most hated songs, people, and things, to disappear forever into the infamous room from which there is no return.
He didn't choose any Ron Johnson recordings, but he did choose 'The East Midlands', including Long Eaton......and presumably my home town of Leicester.....can't disagree.
He was a great bloke, hilarious, and one of those people you'd want at your dinner party; much missed.

DOWNLOAD from room 101 HERE!

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