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jon birch

possibly THE most important person in british pop music EVER. very sad indeed.

John Davies

I too, have spent many years letting Peel's great musical vision inform my own. So perceptive: from where I was sitting it always seemed that Peel had the ears to hear what the Spirit was saying to the zeitgeist.


Peel was the person who showed us that you didn't have to fit into the box, and eclectic musical taste was healthy; on top of that he was personally responsible for us being able to access half of the stuff. He also shared the passion for footie.
On top of that he always showed that family mattered and the concept of a strong healthy family didn't just belong to the moral majority.

What I'm trying to say is the man was a legend and although I never knew him personally I'll really miss him.

si smith

it's just terribly sad.

there's no-one like him, he leaves such a huge and unfillable void and he'll be sorely missed...

as hooky from new order said yesterday, you wouldn't want to be in a young band starting off today without the john peel show there to aspire towards...


Yes, memories of teenage nights listening to the latest punk or new wave singles.

I was interested to hear what somebody (I think it was Andy Kershaw) said about him basically running a pirate radio station from within the institution of Radio 1, and I thought what an apt analogy for new forms of Church within the C of E.

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