John Peel 1939-2004
John Peel 1939-2004
Family honours late radio presenter's wish to have lyrics of favourite song adorn grave – a new addition to art of unusual epitaph
A PUB named after Radio One legend John Peel has opened in his birth town.
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JOHN Peel left his coveted collection of more than 25,000 records to his wife in his will, it emerged last night.
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JOHN Peel's widow has revealed the late DJ's huge record collection will not be donated to the British Library, because it would be "just awful" to part with it.
A LEADING children's charity yesterday welcomed a decision by the late BBC disc jockey John Peel to talk about his rape by an older pupil at boarding school in his autobiography.
THE power pop band TV21 and other former Edinburgh groups are to get together again for a one-off gig on the first anniversary of the death of the iconic DJ John Peel.
THE veteran DJ John Peel, who died last year, is to be commemorated with a special day of programmes and concerts, which is planned to become an annual event, the BBC announced yesterday.
Radio 1 today announced a John Peel Day to celebrate the life of the visionary DJ.
A NEW prize named after the legendary Radio 1 DJ John Peel will be unveiled at the NME Music Awards at the Hammersmith Palais in London tomorrow.
THREE DJs are to take over the vacant late night slot on Radio 1 following the death of the legendary presenter John Peel, it was announced yesterday.
RADIO 1 unveiled the successors to the late DJ John Peel today.
IF YOU want a summary of why so many people loved John Peel, the story of Edinburgh label SL Records speaks volumes. It’s a tiny operation, run by one man, Ed Pybus, from a room in his house, on the smallest of profits, often in his dressing gown.
UNSCRIPTED and, for the majority of the congregation, unexpected, the loud, raucous and unmistakable sound of Liverpool fans in full voice filled the cathedral, the chant louder and clearer, until, with one voice, it became You’ll Never Walk Alone.
THE funeral of DJ John Peel is to be held next week and will be open to the public, it was announced today.
A HOME Truths tribute to John Peel has been broadcast on Radio 4, in memory of the legendary DJ who died last week.
I have no idea who I’m going to wake up with tomorrow morning, but chances are it’ll be a complete stranger. That’s the danger of routine, I suppose. You get used to the same voice, the same quirks and foibles, the same cosy same-ness of it all, and when the rug is suddenly ripped out from under you and the terrible realisation dawns that you have to start all over again, you rush into the arms of someone wholly unsuitable.
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