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John Peel Tribute - Tonight

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
For everyone who was asking who John Peel was, tune in to Radio 1 tonight. Theres a massive variety of music been played. A lot of the bands on tonight were given their first break into radio by John.

Taken from the Radio 1 site:

BBC Radio 1 will pay tribute to the late John Peel through a night
of live music to be broadcast on Thursday 16th December from 7pm.

The night will be hosted by Steve Lamacq and come from the world famous BBC Maida Vale studios, the scene of many a Peel Session.

Throughout the evening every studio at Maida Vale will be taken over as a whole host of bands perform and talk about John and the music he loved.

The schedule for the night will run as follows:

7pm - 8pm
Teenage Dreams So Hard To Beat
Kicking off Peel night, Radio 1 takes a look back at the career of the great man with a one hour documentary celebrating his extraordinary life. The show will feature tributes from The Undertones, Orbital, the Cure, New Order, Supergrass, Robert Plant, Underworld, Siouxsie Sioux and the Buzzcocks.

8pm - 11:30pm
Live music from bands that John championed including the Wedding Present, Nina Nastasia, Hefner, Trencher, Melys, Steveless, Stuart Murdoch (Belle & Sebastian), Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Graham Coxon. And special guests tbc. Steve Lamacq will be introducing the bands and linking it all together.

11:30pm - 1am
The DJs take over with sets from Underworld, Hixxy , Coldcut, Shitmat, Grooverider, Dave Clarke, Jon E Cash, Alex Paterson plus Dynamite MC on mic duties.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I heard bits of the show last night...it was good and a really great idea too. Heard a bit on Trencher - nice to hear something "different" on the radio for a change :D :thumb:
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