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John Peel(First to Introduce Many Bands to the Public on His Radio Shows)
The number of bands whose careers British DJ for Radio One, John Peel, impacted is amazing. The list includes some of my favorites: Fairport Convention, David Bowie, T-Rex, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, The Smiths, Billy Bragg, and PJ Harvey, just to name a very few. His Peel Sessions, which are largely available, feature some raw and fantastic live recordings done at the BBC studios. Peel himself came from a rather depressing personal life, one of failed marriages and abuse, but brought to the airwaves a gentleness and an enthusiasm for anything new and exciting. He died in 2004 and will be greatly missed.

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Posted on January 1, 2007

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