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1111 ‎Ian A. Anderson
Ian A. Anderson (born 1947) is an English magazine editor (founder of fRoots magazine and Rogue Records), folk musician and broadcaster. Emerging from the Bristol-based country blues scene of the late 1960s, he did a session for Peel's Night Ride show. The DJ later played many tracks from fRoots CD compilations ... Read More >
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1111 When Saturday Comes
JP (foreword to 'The 1st Eleven"): "Fanzines, of which WSC must stand, with the Absolute Game, as right marker, have rekindled and redirected my enthusiasm for football in a manner I would have gauged impossible after Heysel. … May your team win when Saturday comes. (List of exceptions sent to genuine students on application.)" ... Read More >

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Peel TV


Blur - Starshaped (Full Documentary with English Subtitles, Full HD DVD-Rip)

(4:22 - 4:42) JP offers thoughts on Blur at Reading, Starshaped (1993).


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Biz Markie
8 Apr 1964 - 16 July 2021
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Tsepo Tshola, Sankomota
1953 or 1954 - 15 July 2021
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Pyotr Mamonov, Zvuki Mu
14 Apr 1951 - 15 July 2021


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Record Collection: Details of the first 100 LPs of each letter of John Peel's record collection were released at The Space website in 2012, including unexpected items featuring Spoken Word, Comedy, Classical and Opera. All material is now available at John Peel Archive and YouTube. Since Sept. 2014, a new Record Boxes series features selections from the collection by key music figures.

Peel Mailing List: Long hosted by Yahoo, the online group dedicated to Peel moved to at the end of Nov. 2019.

If you have tapes of vintage Peel shows that you would like to share or get help converting to digital formats, please contact the Peel Mailing List, where you will find many people keen to help you.

The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts is a vibrant venue run by enthusiastic volunteers in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Music, dance, theatre & visual arts.

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Working with the Ravenscroft family to build a digital archive of John Peel's record collection.

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