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Trout Mask Replica
‎‎Trout Mask Replica
John Peel (1995): "If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work" ... Read More >
Peel's main link to the Kent cathedral city was through the bands associated with what became known as the "Canterbury scene", usually taken to refer to a group of progressive rock, avant-garde and jazz musicians hailing from there or living locally in the late 60s and early 70s ... Read More >
Spiritualized are an English space rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Jason Pierce, formerly of Spacemen 3. Over the next decade, they recorded two Peel sessions and enjoyed three Festive Fifty entries ... Read More >
Gang Of Four
RIP, guitarist Andy Gill (1 Jan. 1956 – 1 Feb. 2020).
Gang Of Four are an English post-punk group from Leeds who recorded three Peel sessions and twice entered the Festive Fifty. In 1999, the DJ selected 'At Home He's A Tourist' for the 1979 Peelenium. Read More >
Sabres Of Paradise
Sabres Of Paradise
RIP, producer, remixer, DJ Andy Weatherall (6 Apr. 1963 – 17 Feb. 2020).
The Sabres of Paradise were a British experimental group formed in London in 1992 who recorded one Peel session and entered the 1994 Festive Fifty with 'Wilmot' ... Read More >

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John Peel's Top Of The Pops European Charts (23rd June 1983)

John Peel's Top Of The Pops European Charts (23rd June 1983)

JP goes continental, 23 June 1983 (TOTP).


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Peel Mailing List: Long hosted by Yahoo, the online group dedicated to Peel moved to at the end of Nov. 2019.

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.

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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