Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Legendary radio DJ John Peel dies

I just can't believe this. I honestly don't think a famous / showbiz / celebrity death has ever affected me like this. I'm stunned.

John Peel was the most important DJ to me as a growing youth desperate to discover new music. I listened to his Radio One show 10 to midnight every night.

Back then it was rarely TV, I listed to David 'Kid' Jenson or Andy Kershaw and then John Peel. It was fantastic radio. I used to tape loads of it and make sound-scape / dub edits of the music.

I discovered new wave, goth, dance music, experimental dub & electronica, wierdy folk singers... you name it, if it was on the fringe - and good - John played it.

God bless him.

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