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1960: We Gotta get Outta this Place!
After 'doing time' in the National Service, John jumped on the first plane out of Liverpool and headed straight for the United States...
1961-1964: Kick out the Jams
John's first foray as a radio DJ was at Dallas, Texas station WRRR where they failed to give him a penny for his efforts...
1965-1966: California Dreaming
John Peel loved to throw the rulebooks out the window when it came to DJing and when he landed a dream job on the West Coast, he stared to really flex his musical muscles...
1967 (Part 1): London Calling
"I had been working on radio in America since 1961..."
1967 (Part 2): Top Gear!
John's first show for BBC Radio 1 was called Top Gear which he co-presented with former Radio London DJ Pete Drummond...
1968: Night Ride
Once within the walls of Broadcasting House, John's celebrity began to grow...
1969: Flower power, Beefheart and a New Producer
Although Night Ride was off air, the BBC kept Top Gear in its regular Sunday afternoon slot...
John Peel Day
Peel at Glastonbury
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