John Peel, R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by Footix, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Footix

    Footix Member

    Dec 11, 1998
    Left Of The Dial
  2. bojendyk

    bojendyk New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    South Loop, Chicago
    This is sad news indeed.
  3. cosmosRIP

    cosmosRIP Member

    Jul 22, 2000
    Brooklyn NY
    This really is like losing an old friend
  4. bmurphyfl

    bmurphyfl Member

    Jun 10, 2000
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm sorry to hear Peel died. The guy gave credibility to a lot of good but unknown bands. A true friend of indie rockers. Perhaps, as a tribute, we could run a thread about our favorite peel sessions.
  5. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Sad to hear about John Peel. He gave a lot of bands such as U2 and the Undertones their first airplay on radio.
  6. La China Poblana

    May 13, 2003
    The Peel Sessions are an incredible testament to his commitment to music.
  7. BillQ

    BillQ New Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago, IL
    John Peel Dies

    The influential BBC DJ, who broke too many acts to mention here, died in South America of a heart attack today.

    BBC Story

  8. MeridianFC

    MeridianFC Member

    Jul 26, 1999
    Washington, DC USA
    It's difficult to calculate the influence this man had my (and most of my friend's) music development. I don't know anybody close to me who doesn't have at least one Peel Sessions ep/lp. The bands he brought from out of the shadows and the many forms of music he championed will serve as a testament to his legacy. My band was fortuante enough to have done a Peel Session in the early 90s, one of our best recordings in fact, and I always took that as proof that maybe, just maybe we weren't completely terrible.

    He'll be missed.
  9. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    WOW...that's all I can say.
  10. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's to John Peel.
    Music lover and football supporter extraordinaire.

  11. amerifolklegend

    amerifolklegend New Member

    Jul 21, 1999
    Oakley, America
    I thought of you immediately when I heard this.


    (About John Peel, not about thinking of you.)
  12. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    a sad day indeed,he'll most definately be missed by all :(
    thank's for the cracking bands and the memories john...
  13. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Growing up in Liverpool I would listen to John Peel every time I could.

    He was a legend and will truly be missed. The bands he broke are too many to mention and his influence on countless fans and future bands is immeasurable.

    He was always "ahead of the curve" and just knew great music when he heard it -- no matter the genre.

    He will truly be missed.
  14. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Aug 19, 2002
    Club Brugge KV
    They just played his favorite song, Teenage Kicks by the Undertones, as a tribute on a Belgian radio station while I was listening.
  15. Milos

    Milos Member+

    Sep 6, 2003
    Coventry City FC
    R.I.P John
  16. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    Very sad day.

  17. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A friend sent me this link from the Independent. It contains quite a few short tributes from Jarvis Cocker, Damon Albarn, Elvis Costello, etc.

    It just reinforces the incredible service this guy provided out of pure love. Really a huge loss.
  18. jamison

    jamison Member

    Sep 25, 2000
    Very similar article below, on tributes.

    I didn't have a chance to post about it yesterday, but I was in a bar last night in NYC with two Brits in town on 'oliday, whose only reaction when they heard was "gutted, mate, gutted.". I don't have anything to add to that really, except that the brits and I talked about the bands he helped for the next 20 minutes, and the word "legacy" doesn't begin to describe what he left behind.

    I am not English (obviously) and never got the chance to listen to him all that much aside from the BBC radio free player, but he was a legend.

    They weren't the same type of DJ (and this is a loose comparison), but odd that he and NY's Scott Muni went so close together.
  19. Labdarugo

    Labdarugo Member

    Dec 3, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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