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John Peel Day 2008
John Peel day is on Saturday 11 October and one Reading gig promoter is pulling out all the stops to honour the late great Radio One DJ.
11.10.08 | Plug 'n' Play | Milford Road | Reading | 8pm | £5
It's been four years since the death of Radio One new music mogul John Peel.
Desdemona (C) Vik Martin
"If it wasn't for John Peel we wouldn't be doing what we at Club Velocity do," says Sid Siddle, Reading gig promoter.
"He played our records that we put out on Velocity Recordings.
"He phoned and left a message on our answerphone once, when we were in the bath. He wrote us a couple of letters."
Sid is putting on a special evening of Reading bands in tribute to Peel at Plug 'n' Play studios in Milford Road, Reading.
Aubrey Dye (C) Adam Ososki
On the bill are: Desdemona, Mark Knight and the Witches, Russell's Teapot, Hunting The Shy and Aubrey Dye.
John Peel played Desdemona's Water Babies a few times on his Radio One, and Club Velocity think that Peel would have enjoyed the other bands Sid is putting on.
Find out more about the bands here:
last updated: 09/10/2008 at 14:31