Oct 04

John Peel (1939-2004)

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John Peel (1939-2004)


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    Ian Campbell on 23 Oct 2008 #

    I think John Peel was a much misunderstood DJ who through the desperation of the BBC and the ignorance of the public became recognised as some kind of musical authority. As an influential man he was able to guide the public into some of the deepest musical lavatories whilst at the same time steering people away from other styles which he hated. This is the attitude of the fool who listens to pop and rock but condemns classical, and the opposite who only listens to classical whilst sneering at rock. Personally I think that his musical appreciation was crude and lacking in any sophistication. Give me good old Bob Harris any day.

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    armeno on 1 Jan 2012 #

    i think you’re an idiot

  3. 3
    Justin Metz on 24 Mar 2012 #

    I second that. Idiot.

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    Montana Wildhack on 4 Oct 2012 #

    An idiot of the category of Julie Burchill, who claimed Peel never played black music (!)

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    tm on 4 Oct 2012 #

    Deepest Musical Lavatories: brilliant name for a club night.

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