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‎Fela Kuti
Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938-1997) was a Nigerian pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre. In 1973, former Cream drummer Ginger Baker gave Peel a series of studio recordings by Nigerian musicians, including one by Fela Kuti, which were broadcast as the 'Lagos Sessions' ... Read More >
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Einstürzende Neubauten
Einstürzende Neubauten ("Collapsing New Buildings") are a German experimental group who used custom-built instruments made from scrap metal and building tools. In a 1985 Observer live review, Peel described them as "catholic collectors of whackable material" ... Read More >
McCarthy were a British indie pop band who recorded three sessions for Peel, with Festive 50 entries in 1987 and 1988. The DJ continued to support the new music projects of former band members, including Herzfeld and Stereolab ... Read More >

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Word of Mouth & DJ Cheese 1986 Town & Country club London intro by John Peel

Word of Mouth & DJ Cheese 1986 Town & Country club London intro by John Peel

Peel introduces DJ Cheese on Rock Around The Clock: Hip-Hop Grandmaster Class, 20 Sept 1986, BBC2.


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