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John Peel
Name John Robert Parker Ravenscrof
Born 30 August 1939
Death 25 October 2004
Heart failure
Hometown Heswall, England
Years Active 1967-2004
Associated Acts The Smiths
Official Website


John Peel was an English disc jockey and radio/TV presenter. He is most remembered for his BBC Radio 1 broadcasts, on which he presented mostly late night programmes for over 30 years. He also occasionally presented the BBC popular music chart show Top Of The Pops.

"Peel Sessions" were special studio recordings by selected artists for his show. More than 4,000 took place over his career.

He was highly respected amongst artists and fans, due to his passion for music and his down to earth personality.

John Peel Sessions - The Smiths

Recorded 18 May 1983, Maida Vale Studios, London. Broadcast 31 May 1983

Producer - Roger Pusey
Engineer - Nick Gomm

Recorded 14 September 1983, Maida Vale Studios, London. Broadcast 21 September 1983

Producer - Roger Pusey
Engineer - Ted De Bono

Recorded 1 August 1984, Maida Vale Studios, London. Broadcast 9 August 1984

Producer - John Porter
Engineer - Nick Gomm

Recorded 2 December 1986, Maida Vale Studios, London. Broadcast 17 December 1986

Producer - John Porter
Engineer - Unknown


Johnny Marr Recalling John Peel Sessions

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