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El Hombre Trajeado
El Hombre Trajeado ('The Man in the Suit") are a Glasgow band who recorded three Peel sessions between 1998 and 2001, as well as touring with Sebadoh and also with the Delgados. JP (2002): "El Hombre Trajeado. I love saying that for some reason ... cos I'm a twerp probably." ... Read More >
Small Wonder
Pete Stennett (Small Wonder shop, label co-founder): "The most important influence in the whole thing was John Peel, I’d listen to him every night. … That’s how I got into music. ... It all kind of stopped for me I think ... when Peel died. Even after everything he was still playing music I was interested in." ... Read More >
Arthur Alexander
JP (1996): "The only thing she ever gave me was a copy of a record by Arthur Alexander called 'You Better Move On', which seemed to me to be a message and quite clearly was a message." The song was among the 40 the DJ played for his 40th birthday in 1979 and his selections for the 1961 Peelenium. ... Read More >

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BBCWS 1983
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Richie Hawtin

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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.

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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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