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Cockney Rejects
The Cockney Rejects were a punk band formed in east London in 1978. Despite their vocal backing for West Ham United, Peel supported them through their short career with repeated plays and two sessions, the second of which he programmed five times in one year ... Read More >
Rancid Hell Spawn
Rancid Hell Spawn are a punk band, originally active between 1988 and 1995. JP: 'Every once in a while, I'm inclined to think people get together [saying], “Let's make a hellish record and see whether old fatso will play it”. The answer of course is yes' ... Read More >
‎Bee Gees
The Bee Gees were a pop group formed in 1958 by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The brothers' two Peel sessions at first glance seem an anomaly to the canon, yet at the time many acts featured on Top Gear were chart regulars keen to promote their material ... Read More >

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Music for Misfits The Story of Indie S01 - Ep02 - Part 01 HD Watch

Music for Misfits The Story of Indie S01 - Ep02 - Part 01 HD Watch

Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie, The Alternative '80s: JP shows up in Maida Vale, around 12.30.


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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. 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. Events:

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