Wednesday, October 27, 2004

John Peel

I was quite saddened to learn of the death yesterday of John Peel. DJ, humorous raconteur, and DJ. Probably one of only a handful of well-known radio DJs with anything like integrity. He was the champion of great, undiscovered music, playing bands most other DJs would not understand because it wasn't on the playlist. I rarely comment on celebrity death, but this one shook me a little, as he was 65 and thus still only a kid.

Tribute: 2pm (UK time) today everyone to play Teenage Kicks, by The Undertones.

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