John  Peel

John Peel


Born
in Heswall, The United Kingdom
August 30, 1939

Died
October 25, 2004

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English disc jockey, radio presenter and journalist, broadcasting regularly from 1967, until his death in 2004.

Peel celebrated music with his eclectic taste. He was one of the first radio DJs to play psychedelic rock, reggae and punk. He also played classic blues, folk music and psychedelic rock, with an emphasis on music emerging from Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The 'Peel sessions' launched a lot of music careers. They usually consisted of four songs recorded by the artists live in the BBC's studios. These sessions were often the first big exposure for bands that would go on to become quite popular.

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John Peel Remembered

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