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Mike Hart
Michael William "Mike" Hart (3 December 1943 – 22 June 2016) was an English singer-songwriter and poet. Of all the members of the Liverpool Scene, it was Hart who seemed to retain Peel's admiration. The DJ signed the singer to the Dandelion label ... Read More >
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Maher Shalal Hash Baz
Maher Shalal Hash Baz is a Japanese music ensemble and the artistic alter ego of Tori Kudo, a Japanese naivist composer and musician, who had one Peel session and one Festive Fifty entry, both in 2003. The DJ seemed to discover them ... Read More >
Belgium 250
"In case you're thinking to yourselves, 'who is that twerp?', I'm the bloke who comes on your radio late at night and plays you records by lots of sulky Belgians." Read More >

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Top of the Pops - The Story of 1982 (SD)59:24

Top of the Pops - The Story of 1982 (SD)

Memories of Peel's return to TOTP for the first time since 1968, Top Of The Pops - The Story Of 1982 (2016), between 34:22 and 38:25.


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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:

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