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John Peel

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An Audience With John Peel

Interview by Nick Doherty, Jockey Slut, 2002

Celeb 1: Howie B: With this playlist culture, when do you decide what's going to be played on your radio show? ...


"It's Very Scary This Whole Personality Cult" — Number One Disc Jockey John Peel

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 21 December 1968

IT'S IRONIC that the top number one ace disc-jockey of the year in our poll is one of the few people in the business who ...

John Peel: Unpeeled

Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 24 April 1971

In the three years since he first won the Top DJ title in the MM Poll, John Peel has been mocked and worshipped. Today he wipes the ...

John Peel: Peel And The Pig — An Everyday Story Of Country Folk

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 17 February 1973

JOHN PEEL is a sensitive figure with a sturdy patch on the crotch of his jeans and a tendency towards schoolgirls and sensible underwear. A ...

John Peel's Perfumed Garden

Interview by Mick Brown, Sounds, 21 May 1977

THERE IS no need to ask where John Peel was in the summer of love. Anybody with enough brain-cells left to recall the era will ...

John Peel: Two Decades On

Profile and Interview by Dave Rimmer, Q, December 1986

JOHN PEEL IS sitting in his pyjamas in the kitchen of his Suffolk home. It is a Sunday afternoon. On the wall is a Radio ...

John Peel: Man Of The Match

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, November 1989

Guru to innumerable pale and interesting persons, champion of all things noisesome and "challenging", fully paid-up Good Bloke... When John Peel celebrated his 50th birthday ...

John Peel

Interview by Alex Ogg, Spiral Scratch, May 1991

NOT THAT any introduction is really necessary, but how about this: ...

Q&A: John Peel

Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 19 August 1993

"HELLO, I'M A little fat chap that plays records on the radio," DJ John Peel announced at the start of a recent broadcast. ...

John Peel at 60

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, Independent, The, August 1999

"WHY DO people always have a go at Belgium?" These are the first words uttered by John Peel on the night of Tuesday 24th August, ...

John Peel: Pied Piper for Four Generations

Comment by Caitlin Moran, Times, The, 27 October 2004

IF YOU WANT to know what influence John Peel had, and what he stood for, listening to Radio One in the hours after his death ...

When Robert Sandall met John Peel

Interview by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times, The, 31 October 2004

Last words of middle England's accidental hero. ...

John Peel RIP

Obituary by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, December 2004

LONG BEFORE we met, John Peel felt like a good friend. For those millions of us who spent our adolescence glued to his late-night radio ...


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