John Peel has died

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Postby chrisarclark » Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:25 pm

taken from morrissey-solo.com,

Such a little thing writes:

Legendary Radio 1 DJ, John Peel, has suffered a heart attack whilst on a working holiday in Peru, and died this morning.

Of course, Mr Peel, worked with The Smiths and promoted the band through his sessions on Radio 1 (Hatful of Hollow), and became a legend in his own right. Everyone who is involved with pop/rock music will be extremely sad to hear this news.

The breaking news article can be found here:

<a href='http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3955289.stm' target='_blank'>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/t...dio/3955289.stm</a>

A biography page for John Peel can be found here (picture of Moz on the right):

<a href='http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/alt/johnpeel/bio.shtml' target='_blank'>http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/alt/johnpeel/bio.shtml</a>

May the mighty Peel rest in peace.
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Postby elko » Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:47 pm

Very sad, not to mention unexpected. He was a champion for indie bands, and thrust so mamy great bands into the public eye.
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Postby Still Ill » Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:52 pm

Shocked to read the news on M-solo. Another quote from the BBC News:

<!--QuoteBegin--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE </td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Three years after the first Pulp session, Peel said he fell in love with The Smiths because he could not work out what their influences were - something he always looked for in a band.

He championed their first single, Hand in Glove, in 1983, when they too recorded their first Peel Session - but the song failed to reach the chart.

More than 20 years later, The Smiths are regarded as a seminal British band. <!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><div class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Hope someone else there continues to champion his cause for new bands the way he did.
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Postby girl_afraid » Tue Oct 26, 2004 9:26 pm

Oh, I saw that in the papers today, I can't believe it!! I actually thought it was some sort of joke at first, or that I'd read it wrongly. <!--emo&:(-->Image<!--endemo--> It's such a huge loss...as well as The Smiths, he 'discovered' Joy Division, another amazing band.
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Postby Pashernate_Lover » Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:30 pm

According to the Rasputin Manifesto, these websites will not be up for long, so check them out quickly... <a href='http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/alt/johnpeel' target='_blank'>http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/alt/johnpeel</a>
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Postby Still Ill » Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:49 pm

Thanks for the links.. Time, I need time. THAT'S what I want for Christmas!
I read his family is going to finish is autobiography. That should be an interesting read, can't wait.
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Postby reclamation » Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:45 am

The fact that John Peel played the first Ultraviolence 12" on his radio show has made him go up in my estimation. RIP.
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