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Heaven 17
Heaven 17 are an English new wave synthpop band originating from Sheffield in the early 1980s. Peel was a big fan of their debut single, "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang," which appeared in the 1981 Festive Fifty and was later a Peelenium choice … (read more)
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Unusual cover versions are among the best-remembered features of Peel’s programmes, from ABBA hits sung in Hindi by Pakistani sisters Salma & Sabina and Elvis Presley covers by Eilert Pilarm (the “Swedish Elvis”) to full sessions of covers by artists including Cat Power … (read more)
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Stephen Malkmus
Stephen Joseph Malkmus (born May 30, 1966) is an American musician best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the indie rock band Pavement. Peel was a fan of Pavement and interested in what the members of the band were doing after the dissolution ... (read more)

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Joe Boyd on Bob Dylan's demos

Record producer Joe Boyd uncovers a Bob Dylan rarity while making selections in the first of a new John Peel Archive series of Record Boxes drawn from Peel’s record collection. (See Joe Boyd’s Record Box.)


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