After playing the Totally Wired track (on his 1st Sept 1980 show) John said: “I had been planning on making a long speech about The Fall and even made one or two notes, but I don’t think I’ll bother because you know it all already.”
I am echoing that here. Continue reading
You remember the Festive Fifty programmes that John Peel used to broadcast every year. They are still going and are now on Dandelion Radio. The next one will be aired on there from Xmas Day onwards.
Here at Keeping It Peel though we are keeping it Peel by compiling a list of songs from Festive 50’s of the past. And all of these tunes were chosen by you. Continue reading
On another anniversary of John’s passing, another podcast. This subject of this one though is about another DJ. Nobody more encapsulates the spirit of John Peel than Mary Anne Hobbs.
The memory is fading but there are still many of us who will never forget John Peel and his legacy. We’ve seen reports about many live music venues closing. There has never been a more important time for these places and for the bands. Please try to attend one of these John Peel-related events and let everybody know about them.
John Peel was famous for the seemingly random selections that he played on each show. Even though this latest (two part) pod has a theme, the music is still very very eclectic. Liverpool (& Merseyside) has produced some world famous acts and many of them famous because of John Peel…
Advanced notice for an event on October 14th – Attendance is compulsory… Continue reading
John Peel wasn’t just on Radio 1 back in the day, he could be heard in Germany and Holland too. This pod – which will now be the first of a two parter – is a sample of some shows broadcast on BFBS and VPRO…