John Peel is dead.

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John Peel has died suddenly while on holiday in Peru.

He was only 69!
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can't belive it. A true legend.

    RIP
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its breaking news, I cant find a story for it yet, it was on radio 4.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's on the radio 1 site and bbc news.

    News story
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cheers for that, it wasnt up about 10mins ago.
  • mobleymobley Noob Posts: 43
    This is truly sad, John Peel was the man who introduced to everything from the Smiths to Boards of Canada. Truly irreplacable.:(
  • JadedJaded back for more Posts: 2,682
    :( I feel quite odd...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh no. :(
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    Very sad :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A complete shock.

    RIP.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What a Dj he was. He was one of the best very saddening news :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How unexpected :( I saw that Room 101 he was on recently too
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i still cant believe it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *still in shock*

    there will be a massive hole in radio, not to mention the lives of his family and friends
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    OMG, no way. What a lege he was/is. I can't believe it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    65 according to the bbc
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    He helped break punk, reggae and played such a great form of music.

    It was so great, i remember (for example) on Fireworks night he was reaching around for 'an old happy hardcore tune' (which was fireworks by Force & Styles)! i mean can you believe that, it was things like that. You could tune in and be introduced to so many different styles of music; there was and never will be again a DJ that can pull off the diverse and educational shows that meant so much to so many people.

    No one could put The Smiths, or Pulp, or the Jesus and Mary Chain right next to High Contrast, CLSM, Sharkey, MC Det?!

    One of my favorite CDs in the world is the (Fabric:Live: John Peel Session), its just got everything. Grab one before they disappear, its such a fantastic set.

    RIP
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I heard on the radio this afternoon-RIP :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    right
    1) posthumous knighthood
    2) the second stage @ Glastonbury named after him

    really funny quote from someone emailing R1

    'If god is a DJ, he's unemployed now; RIP John Peel'

    tune to radio1 tonight for some of the best music you're likely to hear on the radio in ages.
  • SkiveSkive No discipline! No morality! No respect! New ForestPosts: 14,914 Part of the furniture
    It's pretty shitty news. :(

    I think everybody liekd him because he played good music across the board - good music you often wouldn't hear anywhere else.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,261
    A True legend who did so much for the world of music.

    Rest In Peace.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Very sad news, it's almost like loosing someone you know personally.

    Rest in Peace John

    :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    RIP John!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A true legend, an inspiration to DJs everywhere and as someone put it a broadcaster not a narrowcaster.

    RIP John Peel
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Martin_Bashir
    right
    1) posthumous knighthood
    2) the second stage @ Glastonbury named after him

    Here Here .....

    To say that he'll be a great loss to the world of music would be an understatement ..... He continually managed to surprise me every time I listened to his show ... in fact his was the only show I ever made a point of listening too regularly ....
    He broadened the horizons of many and introduced them to genres that they would normally have scoffed at ....

    John you will be missed .... Rest In Peace
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A sad loss :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Martin_Bashir
    right
    1) posthumous knighthood
    2) the second stage @ Glastonbury named after him
    I understand that the new bands tent is to be named after John Peel. That's not the second stage which, if I recall correctly, is the NME stage. Still, it's something.

    [url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/3957699.stm[/url]Glastonbury tribute to John Peel[/url]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to work with his daughter, he only used to live 2 minutes away as well.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I feel really guilty for not knowing who he was.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I feel really guilty for not knowing who he was.

    the best thing you could do is find out :yes: thats the whole point.

    Listen to R1 over the next few evenings, he was a large part of why we know about;

    *The Smiths
    *Joy Division/New Order
    *Sex Pistols
    *The Clash
    *David Bowie (he sent some of his own money to Bowie in the 1960's to get his earliest demos recorded
    *Nirvana
    *Mudhoney
    *Babes In Toyland
    *The White Stripes
    *The Datsuns
    *He was the first DJ in the world to play The Beatles 'I am The Walrus'
    *Happy Mondays
    *He was the only DJ on the Radio to play Hard Dance and Hardcore.
    *He helped break alot of Drum N Bass
    *Played wonderfully obscure records that we otherwise would never have heard.
    *He is THE reason we have The Undertones and why 'Teenage Kicks' was a hit.

    I could ramble on for ages mate, just check out a few shows or something if you're interested.;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So sad about this! he brightened my evenings.

    I found out 15 minutes before they announced it officially and I was just desparate to share my sorrow with someone but wasn't allowed to say anything!


    The new bands stage is a new tent rather than a tent for new bands but the eclectic mix of bands they have on the stage means it's a perfect choice for re-naming.
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