Tuesday, October 26, 2004

John Peel, longtime host of a radio show on the BBC's Radio 1 has died. He was easily one of England's most influential DJs, and outlasted pretty much everyone else, having been on air for 40 years. Here's the BBC's news story. I didn't know the show that well, but I was always happy to hear bootlegs of the Peel Sessions, when bands appeared live on his show. Some of the best were Richie Hawtin, Orbital and Black Dog Productions.