John Peel has died

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mike Flynn, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. For those of you that care, and I know a few of you will, I just wanted to pass on thet legendary music DJ John Peel has died of a heart attack at 65, he has been a massive influence on British music and will be sadly missed, more here:
  2. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    RIP JP. He was on vacation.
  3. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    Glasto coverage won't be the same
  4. RIP JP...

    I think I have about 14 JP session bootleg discs...
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    THE most important person in music radio is no more - nobody can fill his shoes...
  6. Very sad indeed. I think there can be few people who did so much for independent music over the years... You could never second guess what was coming next on his radio shows. Punk, Prog Rock, African music, techno, new wave, country...

    I remember the week he filled in for somebody on the breakfast show - hearing The Wedding Present and Napalm Death at 8am is good for the soul! :D

    Bless him.
  7. genderblind

    genderblind Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    JP was the kind of spirit that is all too rare on radio, and music in general. Let's carry on with his vibe in any way we can!!!
  8. Much, much respect. Used to catch him every once in a while on the short wave. God only knows how many people across the British Empire and beyond he influenced. I'd like to think someone up there is saying, well done John.
  9. Why are there two threads about John Peel? Oh well, I guess he deserves at least two. I'm going to go start another! :)

    Just joking around, don't get all offended or anything.
  10. Last night on the Peel show they played a selection of Peel Session tracks. Bear in mind folks that these were bands that Peel booked to come and play live for his show. Check out some of the names

    The Fall - 'Rebellious Jukebox' - (Peel Session)
    Culture - 'Lion Rock' - (Peel Session)
    Orbital - 'Chimes' - (Peel Session)
    Laura Cantrell - 'I Lost You But I Found Country Music' - (Peel Session)
    Jimi Hendrix - 'Little Miss Lover' - (Peel Session)
    Delgadoes - 'Mr Blue Sky' - (Peel Session)
    The Dammed - 'I'm Bored' - (Peel Session)
    Joy Division - 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' - (Peel Session)
    Nirvana - 'Son Of A Gun' - (Peel Session)
    Half Man Half Biscuit - 'Trumpton Riots' - (Peel Session)
    Ronnie Ronalde - 'Mocking Kill Yolde' - (Peel Session)
    Smashing Pumpkins - 'Girl Named Sandoz' - (Peel Session)
    Sisters of Mercy - 'Alice' - (Peel Session)
    Pulp - 'Birthday Special Peter Gun' - (Peel Session)
    Faces - 'Had Me A Real Good Time' - (Peel Session)
    PJ Harvey - 'Rid Of Me' - (Peel Session)
    Super Furry Animals - 'Yte' Mlad' - (Peel Session)
    The Smiths - 'What Difference Does It Make?' - (Peel Session)
    T. Rex - 'Ride A White Swan' - (Peel Session)
    The Cure - 'Boys Don't Cry' - (Peel Session)
    Hefner - 'Gabriel In The Airport' - (Peel Session)
    Syd Barrett - 'Gigolo Aunt' - (Peel Session)
    Melys - 'Camino El Camino' - (Peel Session)
    Billy Bragg - 'A New England' - (Peel Session)
    Jesus and Mary Chain - 'Some Candy Talking' - (Peel Session)
    Extreme Noise Terror - 'False Prophet' - (Peel Session)
    Undertones - 'Here Comes The Summer' - (Peel Session)

    That's just an awesome legacy...
  11. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    What I want to know is, what happened to Emma? :D

    But seriously folks... Awesome legacy. :)