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‎‎‎‎Aretha Franklin
Aretha's cover of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' was played on Peel's first radio show following the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989. The DJ also used Franklin's rendition to lead his set at the 1997 Hillsborough Justice Concert at Anfield ... Read More >
Heavy Metal
Peel was firmly of the opinion that Blue Cheer were the first-ever heavy metal band, "regardless of whatever anyone else tells you," and the band's cover version of 'Summertime Blues' was among his choices for the 1967 Peelenium ... Read More >
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Chris Barber’s Jazz Band
“Pat Halcox, who was the trumpeter, comes in a little early. In the background, just after he plays a couple of notes, you can hear somebody go, "Oi!". I used to play it to my mates at school and say, "That 'Oi!' is Lonnie Donegan!"" ... Read More >

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John Peel's Peelenium - 1910's

John Peel's Peelenium - 1910's

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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. Events:

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