Taken from Glenn Hauser's DX LISTENING DIGEST 5-204, November 28, 2005, link at bottom:
"pirate radio historians will be interested in a restoration project using tapes of the final transmissions by Radio London from their last day Aug 14, 1967. John Peel's last pirate show, aka "The Perfumed Garden," all 5 1/2 hours worth, has been painstakingly rebuilt. Some UK collectors located 90% of all of Peel's original low-fi (and very quaint hippie-esque) intros and outros from various reel to reel home-recorded sources. Then over time they located clean copies of every song he played that night. This new and old material was then seamlessly cut together, and a 5-CD set has been making the trading rounds. Info on the restoration project can be found at http://members.aol.com/VelvetFogg/HTML/PEEL.html
As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004 OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005 OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005 As of 11/21/05: 182 pounds "I've lost a cruiserweight"
In retrospect, how hard would it have been to have gone to the remaining Beatles to ask their permission to use their work to create this new project? In retrospect, it's a win win situation, it would certainly expose new (and younger listeners)