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- John Peel on classical musichttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02pky7d.jpg2015-04-20T11:50:00ZMichael Berkeley revisits John Peel's 1996 appearance on Private Passions.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/65ddc5dd-6e1c-4f70-bee3-b67703bbf4c8?clipfocus=p02pkyr7Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
John Peel on classical music
- John Peel on Punkhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9txs.jpg2011-07-25T23:00:00ZFilmed for BBC Arena's Today Carshalton Beeches, Tomorrow Croydon we see John Peel in 1981 going through the tapes sent to his Radio 1 studio in the wake of the punk revolutionhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/65ddc5dd-6e1c-4f70-bee3-b67703bbf4c8?clipfocus=p00jdpbbSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
John Peel on Punk
- John Peel at homehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9tvl.jpg2011-07-24T23:00:00ZWe find John Peel at home in his 1981 study. His wife and children play on the lawn as he listens to Misty's album 'In Roots' and muses on his love of Reggae and desire to have a longer showhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/65ddc5dd-6e1c-4f70-bee3-b67703bbf4c8?clipfocus=p00jd8cvSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
John Peel at home
- Glastonbury 2011 - Poet Tony Walsh's tribute to John Peelhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9ghk.jpg2011-06-25T23:00:49ZTony Walsh, Glastonbury's website Poet-in-Residence, reads his tribute to John Peel.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/65ddc5dd-6e1c-4f70-bee3-b67703bbf4c8?clipfocus=p00ht7c0Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Glastonbury 2011 - Poet Tony Walsh's tribute to John Peel
- Glastonbury - John Peelhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bmrq9.jpg2010-07-15T00:00:00ZJo Whiley and Michael Eavis remember John Peel and his special connection with the Glastonbury festival.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/65ddc5dd-6e1c-4f70-bee3-b67703bbf4c8?clipfocus=p008wrppSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
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John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004. He was known for his eclectic taste in music and his honest and warm broadcasting style.
He was one of the first broadcasters to play psychedelic rock and progressive rock records on British radio, and he is widely acknowledged for promoting artists working in various genres, including pop, reggae, indie pop, indie rock, alternative rock, punk, hardcore punk, breakcore, grindcore, death metal, British hip hop, electronic music, jungle and dance music. Fellow DJ Paul Gambaccini described him as "the most important man in music for about a dozen years".
Peel's Radio 1 shows were notable for the regular "Peel sessions", which usually consisted of four songs recorded by an artist live in the BBC's studios, and which often provided the first major national coverage to bands that later would achieve great fame. Another popular feature of his shows was the annual Festive Fifty countdown of his listeners' favourite records of the year.