John Peel

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‘I chatted about the weather with Janet Jackson’: the Glastonbury festival I’ll never forget
Broadcaster Lauren Laverne, singer Mahalia, Michael Cragg and Laura Snapes recall the magic, the weirdness and the sheer horror of their trips to Worthy Farm

Lauren Laverne, Michael Cragg, Mahalia and Laura Snapes

23, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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John Peel: personal records and memorabilia set for Bonhams auction
Items including a handwritten letter from David Bowie and Peel’s horn gramophone will be up for sale next month

Laura Snapes

18, May, 2022 @2:53 PM

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Wet Leg's Chaise Longue is No 1 in the Festive 50 | Brief letters
Brief letters: Pop music | Unseasonally mild weather | Still-blooming roses | Liverpool and slavery | Levelling up


04, Jan, 2022 @5:56 PM

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Richard H Kirk obituary
Experimental electronic musician and founding member of the Sheffield-based band Cabaret Voltaire

Dave Simpson

08, Oct, 2021 @4:21 PM

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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?


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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