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Silloth 250
During an infamous visit to the Cumbrian town by the John Peel Roadshow on Saturday 15 Dec. 1984, the DJ’s choice of records was so badly received that he was forced from the stage and had to be escorted from the venue by the police for his own protection … (read more)
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Friday Night Is Boogie Night
The oddly named Friday night Peel show, produced by John Muir, made up for JP's removal from presenting In Concert. It ran on BBC Radio One between 10 and 12 midnight from 07 Jan. 1972 to 29 Sept. 1972, when it moved to Thursday … (read more)
Oklahoma 250
Jay Walker & The Pedestrians
In later years, Peel claimed to have branched out into band management during the time he worked for KOMA in Oklahoma in the mid-1960s, citing Jay Walker & The Pedestrians and Dann Yankee & The Carpetbaggers, who allegedly performed on Indian reservations … (read more)

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Peel TV

Z is for..05:39

Z is for... Zion Train

Neil Perch of Zion Train remembers Peel, 2012.


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