Travelling in Asia at present so I've only just seen this news. Sad, sad day. Thanks John for some great musically memories over the years. RIP mate.
Looking through the list I can actually remember him playing that lot (maybe cos I also managed to tape it all at the time and spent far too long listening to it as a spotty 18 year old).E J Thribb said:Great stuff.My Boy Harry said:
Although, obviously given the year, there's a lot of punk in there, what surprises me is how eclectic the list is. Bowie, Springsteen, Dire Straits and Floyd rubbing shoulders with The Clash, Pistols, SLF, etc.
It was desperately uncool to be "into" Led Zep in 1978 - but Peel didn't care what was hip. Just what was good.
I read an interview with him once where he was asked what music excited him most. He said it was the pile of CDs in the boot of his car that he hadn't listened to yet. Always renewing, always fresh. That's how he stayed relevant to so many different generations.
Is that so bad?Aphrodite said:Daily Mal have hijacked the death as 'another great stalwart of Middle England dies'. :roll:
that's a great idea. i always camp next the new bands tent, and you'd often see peel milling about.MACKEM ANGELS said:
i would try to deny that, but my straw cowboy hat that i sported throughout glasto 04 would suggest otherwise.Posadageordie said:not spavin said: