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Detailed information on the legendary DJ
9,510 articles since January 2008

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‎Harriet Ravenscroft
"Certainly, I bought it when I was in the army meself and took it back home when I was on leave one weekend and played it to my mum. My mother, a woman of extraordinary judgement and taste, thought it was one of the best things she'd ever heard, and she was quite right" ... Read More >
‎Robert Ravenscroft
"My appreciation of Lonnie Donegan’s work was greatly enhanced by my father. He used to come and fling the door open on his return from work and say, “Ah, Lolly Dollygen” – like this. And of course the fact that he called him Lolly Dollygen enraged me" ... Read More >
Throughout his career, John Peel included poetry and spoken word material of various types among the records and sessions in his programmes. On his Perfumed Garden shows, he read poems from the popular anthology The Liverpool Scene and others sent in by listeners ... Read More >

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‎Peel narrates a 1997 ‎Everyman documentary about devoted Elvis Presley fans.


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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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