Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The Peel legacy

John Peel died today, this is sad on many levels. John was a BBC Radio 1 DJ that really championed new music and gave lots of bands airplay that would never have been given radio play anywhere else. Bands like Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen and even drum & bass DJs like Kemistry and Storm all played live on Radio 1 from John's studio. These sessions were called the 'Peel Sessions' and without them, many of the worlds most important seminal bands, artists and DJs would never have gotten past their tiny scenes. The next time that you listen to the Strokes, Interpol or even Britney, think about John and how he had some hand in shaping that sound. Rest in peace John, the world will miss you dearly.

2 comments:

PhilH said...

Hear Hear.

I heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

it really sucks to break bad news. -sanj