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Rest in Peace, John Peel

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

  1. wingnutkj


    Mar 27, 2003
    "Veteran BBC broadcaster John Peel has died at the age of 65, while on holiday in Peru."


    Very sad news - I've enjoyed countless hours of his radio shows over the years, and discovered a lot of great music (and some truly awful stuff) as a result. He'll be missed by a lot of people.

  2. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Damn. :(
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Yeah, I heard a lot of good stuff because of him. He was still more open minded musically in his late years than most people ever are.

    RIP John.
  4. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    He was inimitable. Sad news indeed.

  5. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    he was wicked :(
    worst celebrity death EVER.
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yes - I heard a lot of music for the first time on his shows - from prog to punk to New Wave etc etc.

  7. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Some of my favorite Nirvana recordings were done with him.

    He will be missed. :(
  8. It was a shame to hear the demise of such an institution. I used to listen to "Top Gear" when I lived in the UK. I moved to the USA in 1983, and occasionally would come across John Peel's programme on the BBC World Service. John Peel was not one to let good taste get in the way of his programming, and earned the enviable reputation of playing absolutely anything and everything. He was an original. R.I.P.

    - Wil