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The wiki about John Peel that anyone can edit

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‎Sub Pop
Known for first signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and many other Seattle area bands, Sub Pop is a US record label founded in 1986. In a 2014 interview, label founder Bruce Pavitt recalled the importance of Peel's support ... Read More >
‎‎John Peel's Classic Sessions
JPCS was a late 1990s radio documentary series that looked back at many sessions recorded for the BBC. Narrated by Peel, it featured comments from artists, engineers and producers involved in BBC sessions, with much of the music ... Read More >
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‎COUM Transmissions
Featuring members who went on to found pioneering industrial band Throbbing Gristle, COUM Transmissions were a UK music and performance art collective that existed 1969-1976. In 1971, Peel wrote: "Some might say that Coum were madmen ..." Read More >

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The Second Coming - Making The Return E.P. (Documentary)

‎Peel appears in the 1985 student documentary Something I Want To Do talking about bands on indie labels and how they get on his radio show (1:29-2:18 and 10:55-11:40).


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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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