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‎‎Wreckless Eric
Eric Goulden, known as Wreckless Eric, is an English rock/new wave singer-songwriter who recorded two Peel sessions. The 1977 single 'Whole Wide World' on Stiff Records was selected by Peel in his personal top 50 for the year ... Read More >
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‎Frankie Laine
Frankie Laine (1913 – 2007) was an American singer, songwriter and actor described by Peel as his first musical hero. The DJ later recalled seeing Laine perform at the Liverpool Empire in 1954 and included 'Answer Me' in the 1953 Peelenium ... Read More >
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‎‎John Muir
John Muir (1937-2017) worked at the BBC from 1961 to 1974, including as a radio producer from 1966. He has been credited with coming up with the idea that developed into Peel's Night Ride show and worked again with the DJ on Sounds Of The Seventies ... Read More >

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Peel TV

The Story Of 1984 (Top Of The Pops)01:00:35

The Story Of 1984 (Top Of The Pops)

Peel features in Top Of The Pops - The Story of 1984 (around 3:00, 8:05 and 44:00).


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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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