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The wiki about John Peel that anyone can edit

Detailed information on the legendary DJ
10,052 articles since January 2008

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‎‎Mikey Dread
"Mikey Dread was one of the reggae artists most played by Peel in the late 1970s and early 1980s, from early recordings with Lee Perry to the landmark LPs that established his reputation in the UK...." Read More >
‎Marlene Webber
Marlene Webber is a Jamaican reggae singer. She released a fair number of singles in the early to mid 1970s. "From the golden age of the disco mix...something of a mother figure."... Read More >
‎‎Yami Bolo
The 1998 single Richer Than Cory is the penultimate disc in John Peel's Record Box. John espoused hopes that his plays of Jah Jah Love in the latter part of 2002 might have propelled the song into the Festive Fifty: this proved to be either a blindside or optimism... Read More >

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Ryan Paris
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Arab Strap

Peel TV

Music for Misfits- The Story of Indie - The Alternative '80s (2015) Episode 2 of 358:24

Music for Misfits- The Story of Indie - The Alternative '80s (2015) Episode 2 of 3

2015 BBC4 series. Episode 2: The Alternative '80s (Peel makes an appearance between 10:26 and 10:56 of the video)


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Record Collection: Details of the first 100 LPs of each letter of John Peel's record collection were released at The Space website in 2012. All material is now available at John Peel Archive and YouTube. Since Sept. 2014, a new Record Boxes series features selections from the collection by key music figures. New:

If you have tapes of vintage Peel shows that you would like to share or get help converting to digital formats, please contact the Peel Mailing List, where you will find many people keen to help you.

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