Tuesday, 26 October 2004

We've lost A-peel

The Beeb are reporting that legendary Radio One DJ (i.e. the ONLY reason to listen to that horrid radio station) has suffered a heart attack and died at age 65, whilst in South America on a working holiday.

It's a really really sad event this, as the man really reinvented radio in his 40 years behind the mic. Many a band got their start on his institution "The Peel Sessions". They've gained so much cachet that of all the DJs who've run sessions on the Beeb - Kid Jensen, Janice Long, etc., Peel was the only one to have a highly sought series released on CD, cassette and vinyl.

To be asked to do a Peel Session was seen by many bands to be a sign that they'd "made it".

The man will be missed.

-- LINK: Wikipedia
-- LINK: Peel Session archive

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