John Peel

English DJ, radio presenter, record producer, and journalist. Born 30 August 1939. Died 25 October 2004
John Peel
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1939-08-30
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John Peel

John Peel Biography (Wikipedia)

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 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, dub reggae, indie rock, post-punk, electronic music, punk, hardcore punk, breakcore, grindcore, death metal, British hip hop, jungle and dance music. Fellow DJ Paul Gambaccini described Peel as "the most important man in music for about a dozen years". In 2012 he was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

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 would later achieve great fame. Another popular feature of his shows was the annual Festive Fifty countdown of his listeners' favourite records of the year.

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Ivor Cutler
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
Ivor Cutler
O Come All Ye Faithful (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
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O Come All Ye Faithful (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
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Song Sung Blue
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Song Sung Blue
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Good King Wenceslas (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
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Good King Wenceslas (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 8 Dec 1970)
 The Sixteen, Shakespeare, Gustav Holst, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, The BBC Symphony Chorus, John Peel & Nicola Benedetti
The Planets
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The Planets

The Planets

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 The Sixteen, Shakespeare, Gustav Holst, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, The BBC Symphony Chorus, John Peel & Nicola Benedetti
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