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1111 ‎Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
The Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir was granted the name Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares by Marcel Cellier in 1997, after contributing most of the songs on his compilations of traditional Bulgarian folk melodies, played by Peel when re-released on 4AD in the late 80s ... Read More >
1111 Phil Harris
Wonga Philip Harris (1904 – 1995) was the American musician, actor and comedian who recorded the Billboard #1 novelty hit record "The Thing", a 78 of which Peel was given as a child by his grandfather. The DJ later selected the track for the 1950 Peelenium ... Read More >

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W.C. Fields
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10 Jan 1978
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15 Mar 1978
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12 Mar 1979
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Robert Ward
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Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line. (Glastonbury 1999)

Peel interviews Lonnie Donegan at Glastonbury, 1999.


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Patrick Sky
2 Oct 1943 – 26 May 2021
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Lloyd Price
9 Mar 1933 – 6 May 2021
Anita Lane
18 Mar 1960 – 28 Apr 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.

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