John Peel

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Steve Barker: the 'anti-John Peel' sidelined by the BBC after 43 years
The 72-year-old DJ has been beaming leftfield music – plus interviews with Bono, Morrissey and more – into Lancashire since 1977, but drastic local radio cuts have ‘left us to drown’

Joe Muggs

14, Jul, 2020 @3:49 PM

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The BBC cutting Late Junction is a blow for experimental music
The Radio 3 show dropping from three nights a week to one deprives audiences of musical diversity and removes a vital lifeline for left-field musicians

Luke Turner

15, Mar, 2019 @4:22 PM

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The Guardian view on the death of NME: the end of an era | Editorial
Editorial: The news that the music weekly will no longer appear in print is unsurprising. Where should we look for the sense of excitement it once offered?

Editorial

08, Mar, 2018 @9:52 PM

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Mark E Smith obituary: the Fall's driving force was poet, satirist and misanthrope
Frontman of the Manchester post-punk band was notorious for his deadpan black humour and confrontational attitude

Adam Sweeting

25, Jan, 2018 @8:17 AM

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Terry Wogan voted greatest BBC radio presenter
John Peel and Sue MacGregor second and third in Radio Times poll of leading figures in broadcasting

Graham Ruddick Media editor

25, Sep, 2017 @11:01 PM

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John Muir obituary
Other lives: Producer at BBC Radio 1 who created John Peel’s strand of Night Ride

Bill Aitken

06, Jun, 2017 @3:06 PM

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You Say You Want a Revolution review: a dizzying trip to the heart of the 1960s
From CIA leaflets to Twiggy coathangers, the details matter in this sensory bombardment of a show, jam-packed with music, style and rebellious history

Alexis Petridis

06, Sep, 2016 @11:03 PM

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When I got my Top of the Pops break, Mum got me new pyjamas
Michael Bradley, the Undertones’ bass player, had a strict Catholic upbringing. But when it came to rock ‘n’ roll, his mother’s main concern was to stop him slouching

Michael Bradley

04, Mar, 2016 @3:28 PM

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The story of Teenage Kicks: how a punk classic was born
In an extract from his new book about the Undertones, bassist Michael Bradley describes the fruition of their John Peel-pleasing debut

Michael Bradley

04, Mar, 2016 @10:00 AM

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1960s revolutions to feature in major exhibition at the V&A
John Peel record collection will be star of show that will explore social, cultural and intellectual changes of the late 1960s

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

26, Feb, 2016 @7:01 PM

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Brian Eno’s John Peel lecture: what we learned
Brian Eno delivered this year’s John Peel lecture and used it to deliver a moving and thought-provoking examination of why human beings make art. Here are the highlights …

Tim Jonze

28, Sep, 2015 @4:54 PM

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Steve Treatment obituary
Other lives: Glam-rock DIY post-punk songwriter and musician

Christine Isherwood

28, Sep, 2015 @1:57 PM

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