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John Peel from BBC Radio 1 Passed Away

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Guest web_norah

*most recently he is the man that brought a set from Laurent Garnier and Jeff Mills, he truly was a legend of his time and a musical expert of all kinds. i am really sad.

John Peel, the broadcaster whose shows on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4

>endeared him to listeners across generations, has died aged 65.

>Peel, who was one of the original disc jockeys when Radio 1 was launched in

>1967, had a heart attack while on a working holiday in Peru with his wife


>He presented the award-winning Radio 4 programme Home Truths and a late

>night weekday show on Radio 1.

>Andy Parfitt, the Radio 1 controller, said: "John Peel was a broadcasting

>legend. I am deeply saddened by his death, as are all who work at Radio 1.

>"John's influence has towered over the development of popular music for

>nearly four decades and his contribution to modern music and music culture

>is immeasurable.

>"Hopeful bands all over the world sent their demo tapes to John knowing that

>he really cared. His commitment and passion for new music only grew stronger

>over the years.

>"In fact, when I last saw him he was engaged in a lively debate with his

>fellow DJs over the state of new music today. He will be hugely missed."

>Jenny Ambramsky, BBC director of radio and music, said: "John Peel was a

>unique broadcaster whose influence on Radio 1 could be felt from its very

>first days.

>"He had a remarkable rapport with all his listeners. Everyone at BBC Radio

>is devastated by the news. John is simply irreplaceable. Our hearts go out

>to Sheila and his children."

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Guest web_norah

if you ever listened to his shows - John was just one of those very special types, who loved music so much and brought it all in one show and made it sound right.

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Guest nickjunkie

Very very sad news. One of the pillars of British new music for almost 40 years.

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Guest ramon

very sad news .. :'(

condolences to his friends and family.

garnier / mills / hawtin / orbital were just some of the guests that were at the maida vale studios this year.

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Guest pod

The first Peel Sessions I heard was the Pop Will Eat Itself Peel Sessions CD. That was ages ago, and it took like months to track down and six weeks to deliver. Actually utilized the nascent Web to accomplish this. USENET and all. When I got the CD I kinda wondered who this guy was and found out what he did.

RIP for sure.

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