Legendary radio DJ John Peel dies

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    John, you will be missed

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    (iGav, you beat me by six minutes...)
     
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    Was he from the Peel Sessions? wow, he was fairly young too.
     
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    oh bugger

    sicko. normally I'd follow the news race game. so forgive my shock.

    you are racing to report a premature passing of a very important person.
    What am I going to do now? a trustworthy soul who won't be able to give us what we've grown up expecting. No one does it the way John Peel does it. You can't just hire another jock to do the same thing. The world really has changed today.
     
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    Seriously shocking - he was the nicest DJ in music broadcasting. Could we treat this trhread with some respect - it shouldn't be a race to report news like this.
     
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    my academic advisor here at college is from England and he was telling me about him just minutes ago. from what he said, it seems like this guy was a great dj; he'd always get new music to play on his show.

    i just wish we had a dj even remotely close to him here in the states :)
     
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    i found college radio to be superb. John Peel was the exception to the usually talentless standard DJ on UK Pop stations.
     
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    John Peel was pretty special, his shows were always good even if some of the music wasn't too your taste you knew he had chosen it because he liked it and wanted you to hear it. It's a big shame for radio
     
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    I was shocked when I heard about this as he wasn't that old. :( I only listened to his show the other week. He was great and single handidly made some bands and artists.
     
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    John Peel totally shaped my taste in music, I listened to his show most nights from 1979 - 1983. I would say he is responsible for my wide taste in music & gave me the urge to pick up a bass guitar & join a punk band! John show me that there was more to music than the pop charts, and through his sessions gave many bands a good start with his sessions.

    He will be missed
     
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    John Peel rest in peace. Or rather rest to a suitably eclectic soundtrack of indie, dance and hip hop.

    I rember once hearing him play a white label and comment "I played that at 33. I played it earlier at 45 and think it sounded better, but I'm not really sure which speed it should be."

    You will be missed.
     
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    he use to do that a lot!
     
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    My prayers go out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. :(
     
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    that lovely warn amateurism combined with enthusiasm :eek: .
     
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    I heard about this on the way home, what a damn shame, John Peel was a constant voice throughout my childhood, he was responsible for introducing me to more new bands than anyone else.

    A constant island of reason and good musical taste, he never gave much credence to popularity, and always said exactly what he meant.

    A giant. He will be sorely missed.

    Thanks for all the good sounds John.
     
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    John Peel did so much for the little guys in music. He championed some great upstart bands throughout his career, and he'll be sorely missed.
    I didn't get chance to listen to the radio show as much as I'd liked, but his sessions always featured on my CD 'to-buy' list; sadly, it seems we've lost someone truly unique.

    Rest in peace, sir.
     
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    I was really taken back when i read this, i couldn't believe it. really really shocked.
    He really was one of the good guys.
     
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    We'll all die someday but this is one person I wish hadn't.

    Celeb - yes
    Normal human - yes
    Grumpy old man - yes (thank God)
     
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    If it did nothing else, I would be forever in debt to the internet because it allowed me to finally listen to John Peel's program. The number of bands I found because of him is countless, and I worry about how I will ever find new ones from here out.

    I raise a glass of red wine your memory, John Peel.
    R.I.P.
     
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    You'll Never Walk Alone


    John, Rest In Peace...and thank you
     
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    ... dead or not i still want to do a Peel session with him. :)


    peace John.
     
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    I caught this in the NY Times Obits the other day - made me really sad. One of the first CDs I ever owned was a Peel Session: Joy Division, which later morphed into New Order.

    Thanks for introducing the world to so many really cool (and not so cool) bands!
     
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    I used to listen to his shows a fair bit. Although he was never one of my favorite DJs, he always managed to provide my ears with hours of enjoyment. RIP John. :(
     

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