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Miguel Orlando Collins, known by his stage name Sizzla Kalonji or Sizzla, is one of the most commercially and critically successful contemporary reggae artists. John Peel gave airtime to Sizzla's material from his first collaborations ... Read More >
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Buddy Holly (1936-59) was an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. While Holly may have lacked the "wild man" persona of Peel's favourite artists of the era ... Read More >
John Peel was born a few days before the outbreak of WW2 but admitted to not remembering much about it, beyond being carried out to an air-raid shelter and seeing a German plane fly low over his garden. His father served in North Africa ... Read More >

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John Peel's Anatomy Of Pop

John Peel's Anatomy Of Pop

Peel and others on the commercial aspect of pop music in Anatomy Of Pop (1971). JP discusses the role of the DJ, between 3:09 and 4:52.


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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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