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Peel played ‘Little Johnny Jewel Part 1’ by Television on his landmark punk special show in Dec 1976. In 1998, the New York band’s debut LP, ‘Marquee Moon’, would feature in the top 100 albums on Music Of The Millennium, a TV show hosted by Peel and Jo Whiley ... Read More >
Beres Hammond
Beres Hammond is a Jamaican reggae singer, known for his lovers rock releases. Numerous singles received airtime from Peel over two decades from the early 1980s, with the DJ praising Hammond's voice and bemoaning his lack of support elsewhere on UK radio ... Read More >
Trembling Blue Stars
TBS were a London-based music project started in 1996 by Robert Wratten, then of Northern Picture Library. Featured regularly by Peel, the band gained an early Festive Fifty entry with 'Abba On The Jukebox' on the Shinkansen label, followed by a session in 2000 ... Read More >

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John Peel's Sounds of the 60s & 70s (1999)

John Peel's Sounds of the 60s & 70s (1999)

Peel's Sounds Of The 60s And 70s, during John Peel Night, BBC2, 29 Aug 1999.



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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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