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Detailed information on the legendary DJ
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2020 Festive Fifty‎
The former annual listeners’ chart of the John Peel show was hosted for the fifteenth time by official custodians Dandelion Radio on Christmas Day 2020, repeated cyclically throughout January 2021. The full online countdown is now archived and can be heard via Mixcloud ... Read More >
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Very Things
After Peel favourites The Cravats split in 1982, guitarist Robin Raymond and bassist/singer The Shend formed The Very Things, who recorded two Peel sessions. The DJ and The Shend became close, with the musician acting as compere at Peel's 50th birthday celebrations ... Read More >

Monthly Choice

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DCL Loco
Atomic R
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02 May 1970
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BFBS 1982
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‎‎‎‎Melody Maker
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14 Feb 1984
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07 May 1986
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17 Oct 1978
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J Moran

Peel TV


King Rocker- Original Trailer

Peel makes an appearance between 1:38 and 1:44 of trailer for King Rocker, a film documentary about Robert Lloyd (Prefects, Nightingales, etc)


Michael Stanley
25 Mar 1948 - 5 Mar 2021
Bunny Wailer, The Wailers
10 Apr 1947 - 2 Mar 2021
Chris Barber
17 Apr 1930 – 2 Mar 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 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

March 7

Peel Online



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