The 7 - Music - John Peel dead at 65
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Ruby Trax Summer sausage Level: 44 Posts: 368/435 EXP: 609314 For next: 1975 Since: 10.12.01 From: The KZiM Tower Since last post: 1832 days Last activity: 1149 days # 1 Posted on 26.10.04 0856.20 Reposted on: 26.10.11 0856.22 What a crappy way to start the morning. Not that I ever got to actually listen to him in the U.S. much beyond Peel Sessions, but you know, his influence was immeasurable and all that. (BBC NEWS) Veteran BBC broadcaster John Peel has died at the age of 65, while on holiday in Peru. Peel, whose radio career spanned 40 years, was on a working holiday in the city of Cuzco with his wife Sheila when he suffered a heart attack. ... After announcing Peel's death on Radio 1, the station played his favourite song, "Teenage Kicks", by The Undertones. More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3955289.stm Promote this thread!
OndaGrande Kolbasz Level: 45 Posts: 149/472 EXP: 648794 For next: 11375 Since: 1.5.03 From: California, Home of THE LAKERS! Since last post: 7 days Last activity: 1 hour # 2 Posted on 26.10.04 1804.48 Reposted on: 26.10.11 1809.28 Sad new indeed. The local college radio station (kcpr) has been playing stuff from various "Peel Sessions" CD's all day. Lots of great bands played live for him and there are quite a few of those CD's out there. I definitely recommend them.
drjayphd Scrapple Moderator Level: 115 Posts: 2265/3934 EXP: 16324840 For next: 486575 Since: 22.4.02 From: Connecticut Since last post: 20 days Last activity: 8 hours # 3 Posted on 26.10.04 2228.38 Reposted on: 26.10.11 2229.01 Aww FUCK. Wasn't he knighted for his contributions? We need someone like that around here.
Famous Mortimer Pinkelwurst Level: 13 Posts: 2/30 EXP: 9655 For next: 612 Since: 1.11.04 From: UK Since last post: 3418 days Last activity: 3418 days # 4 Posted on 1.11.04 1734.39 Reposted on: 1.11.11 1742.26 It's a damn shame, as the man was a great force. I used to listen to his show all the time (I'm from the UK) and he played some amazing music and got me into more bands than I care to mention.
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