Tuesday, October 26, 2004

John Peel R.I.P.

John Peel, legendary DJ at BBC's Radio 1 and 4, died today of a heart attack while vacationing in Peru. He was 65 years old. Peel was truly a music legend - championing bands before they were critically acclaimed. Bands would come in to the BBC studios and record tracks for the "Peel Sessions," and often these tracks would sound better than the album version. Peel promoted bands ranging from the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Pink Floyd to Joy Division and The Cure.

A sad day for music fans indeed.


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