Welcome to a little place called The Firmaments End, home of Pele trivia! Did you know…?
Where are they now?
Wayne Morgan: “I loved being in Pele and we should of been gigantic, but yet again the power of the record company managed to balls all that up”.
Nico: “Post-Pele, ‘Growing Up’, years of decorating the music of others…..The time has come to share : The Supreme Art of Nothing : New music. Tell me your story and be part of this journey. You all have a story.”
Album of the day
On 12 November 2004, Fireworks was featured as album of the day on BBC 6 Music. Hear Phill Jupitus’ comments about the band:
Pele at number one
Pele have had a number one single! Megalomania hit the top spot in South Africa.
Pele were arrested in Glasgow for throwing a television out of a hotel window.
Auntie’s a fan
In 1994, BBC Sport used Fat Black Heart when showing a montage of some highlights of a test match.
From Fruitbat (Carter USM): “I do indeed remember Pele, I got into trouble with them for being unkind about their first single on Radio 1’s round table. They all came up to me at an Inspirals gig and gave me a hard time. It all ended amicably though and after seeing them live I changed my mind about them.”
Pele recorded a session for Mark Goodier’s Evening Session on Radio 1 at Maida Vale on 3 August 1991. The entry (from a book called In Session Tonight by Ken Garner) for Pele is pictured opposite – they’re nested in between the infamous Bob Pegg & Nick Strutt and rock icons Pendragon.
The tracks they recorded were Megalomania, Raid The Palace, Name And Number and Time Is Money. It was broadcast on 12 August.
You may have spotted Dally acting in Hollyoaks on television. It anyone knows which character he played (even if it was a small part) then please let us know!
Those Pele T-shirts get everywhere
Did anyone see the behind the scenes Changing Rooms documentary in early June 1999? Another long-lost Peleperson was flying the flag by wearing his Pele T-shirt on the programme! He was one of the production crew, and wore the t-shirt design like Billy Bragg wore at the Phoenix in 1994.
What is it about Loughborough and Pele? Ian says “I don’t know – they just go potty there!”. Expect Loughborough to become one of Amsterdam’s favourite haunts!
Bill and Ben
Nico wrote the 2002 Bill and Ben hit for BBC Worldwide. Apparently she has written five tracks for an album, and is now published by the new Ministry of Sound label and working on some dance stuff.
Favourite Pele songs
As voted for by Pele fans on this site:
- Fair Blows The Wind For France
- The Pain Of A Drinking Song
- Raid the Palace
- Beside The Fields
- Oh Lord
- Name and Number
- Don’t Worship Me
- Fat Black Heart
Favourite Pele albums
Also voted for by Pele fans on this site:
- The Sport of Kings
- A-Live A-Live-O