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The Capris are an American doo wop group who became a US one-hit wonder with "There's A Moon Out Tonight". The song remained a huge favourite of John Peel, who included it among his four choices for the 1960 Peelenium and on his FabricLive.07 compilation album ... Read More >
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Godspeed You! Black Emperor are a Canadian experimental music collective who formed in 1994 in Montreal, Quebec. They recorded one Peel session, performing just one track, the 18-minute “Hungover As The Queen At Maida Vale,” which reached #21 in the 1999 Festive Fifty ... Read More >

Monthly Choice

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Purple Gang
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Big Bear
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BFBS 1982
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13 Nov 1985
Freddy Fresh
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TE Ford
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Peel TV


The Radio One Story (1997 BBC Radio 1 Documentary)

Peel and John Walters are among the familiar faces popping up in The Radio One Story, a TV documentary to mark the station's 30th anniversary.


Les McKeown, B.C. Rollers
12 Nov 1955 – 20 Apr 2021
Rusty Young, Poco
23 Feb 1946 – 14 Apr 2021
96 Hillsborough victims
d. 15 April 1989


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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 groups.io 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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Working with the Ravenscroft family to build a digital archive of John Peel's record collection.

On This Day

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