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The wiki full of information about and around John Peel, the legendary DJ, that anyone can edit. The John Peel Wiki is a community effort and your help is always very much appreciated. John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August, 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter and journalist. Known for his eclectic taste in music and his honest and warm broadcasting style, John Peel was a popular and respected DJ and broadcaster. He was one of the first to play reggae and punk on British radio. His significant influence on alternative rock, Pop, British hip hop and dance music is acknowledged. He was the longest-serving of the original DJs of BBC Radio 1, broadcasting on it from 1967 until his death in 2004.

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Chelsea are an English punk rock band that came together in 1976, with three of the four original members going on to found Generation X, including guitarist William Broad (aka Billy Idol). Peel gave multiple sessions and plays to both outfits ... Read More >
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Band of Susans were an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1986, active until 1996. Peel sessions in 1988 and 1989 featured cover versions of vintage tracks by Gang Of Four, Wire and the Rolling Stones ... Read More >

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JP: "These records aren't exactly going to blow your mind, but they're going to breathe on it pretty heavily." Funk Me Up, Scotty (Star Trek Night, BBC2, 1996). Funk me up Scotty-2


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Massimo Morante, Goblin
6 Oct 1952 - 23 Jun 2022
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Steve Broughton, EBB
20 May 1950 - 29 May 2022
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Ronnie Hawkins
10 Jan 1935 - 29 May 2022

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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. A later Record Boxes series featured selections from the collection by key music figures. All material is now available at John Peel Archive and YouTube.
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Peel Mailing List: Long hosted by Yahoo, the online group dedicated to Peel moved to groups.io at the end of Nov. 2019.
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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.
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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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