It’s hard to believe it has been seven whole years to the day since the passing of John Peel. He has to be one of the most
popular and respected DJs and broadcasters in the world. He broke the mould.
He was one of the first to play reggae, punk and hip hop on British radio. Artists whose careers he helped to launch include
Jimi Hendrix, Joy Division,The Undertones,The Smiths and The White Stripes. An absolute legend of a man.
Here’s a great interview with the man himself. Hopefully this will give us a little more insight into the man behind the
microphone, splash a bit of colour on a kaleidoscopic life, and explain exactly why John Peel is so greatly missed by so
many music fans.