Well, bedsit and bedrooms around the country will no doubt be that bit gloomier today with the sad news of the passing of John Peel. Usually I couldn't give a stuff when a celebrity dies, but seeing Peely part has left a lump of nostalgia and regret in my throat all afternoon.
One of the true greats in the history of music in the UK, his show turned me on to so much during the late 80s and early 90s that I really do owe him a debt of thanks.
Few DJs have stayed relevant, John Peel did it for 40 years. I leave the final quote to James Dean Bradford. "It was because of him I got to hear some of the most obscure but influential music I ever heard." Same here.
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