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‎Russ Knight
Russ Knight (born: Russell Lee Moore, 1932 - 2012), nicknamed Russ "Weird Beard", was an American radio DJ who first joined KLIF in Dallas in the early 1960s. Described by Peel as 'the chap who first put me on the radio in any meaningful fashion' ... Read More >
‎Prince Buster
Cecil Bustamente Campbell OD (24 May 1938 - 8 Sept 2016), known professionally as Prince Buster, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer. In the second half of 1979, with 2-Tone bands exploding in popularity across the UK ... Read More >
Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London, England. Along with production assistant Hermeet Chadha, Peel was an early fan of the genre and started playing it from 2003. Artists such as Digital Mystikz, DJ Distance and Plastician ... Read More >

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John Peel's Late Night Line-Up

John Peel interviewed on Late Night Line-Up in 1968 after being voted DJ of the year by Melody Maker readers.


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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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