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John Peel's Perfumed Garden

Mick Brown, Sounds, 21 May 1977

THERE IS no need to ask where John Peel was in the summer of love. Anybody with enough brain-cells left to recall the era will know that it was Peel who provided the soundtrack. Peel's programme 'The Perfumed Garden', broadcast on the pirate station Radio London, was the chrome-plated megaphone of destiny for the anthems, spaced -out idealism and trippy fantasies which were thrown hotch-potch into the melting pot of the "psychedelic revolution", nourishing countless febrile, drug-addled imaginations in joss-stick fragranced bedsits and suburban bedrooms up and down the country.

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