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The Peelenium was a selection of songs picked by Peel and his team to celebrate the 100 years of music leading up to the millennium, with four songs from each featured year played as a block, introduced by "The Voice" (wife Sheila). Initially scheduled to run in the final 100 shows of 1999 ... Read More >
John Peel Show
JP (1975): "There are advantages to doing a programme every night, there are even advantages to doing only one hour a night. The latter [...] forces on you economy in both content and presentation, the former enables you to establish a continuity" ... Read More >
Top Of The Pops
While Peel briefly presented TOTP in the 1960s, and showed up as a "member" of the Faces in 1971, his main stint with the weekly TV show was during the 1980s, racking up a total of 49 appearances between 1968 and 1995. Unlike the other presenters, he was noted for his caustic remarks ... Read More >

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BFBS 1982
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JC Frank
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Tiswas - A Bizarre show ending featuring John Peel

JP discusses life with John Gorman and Chris Tarrant, Tiswas (ITV, c.1980).


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Phil Spector
26 Dec 1939 – 16 Jan 2021
‎Mark Keds
Senseless Things
d. 11 Jan 2021, aged 50
Duke Bootee
d. 13 Jan 2021, aged 69


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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 groups.io 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.

On This Day

January 19

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