Tomorrow marks seven years since legendary DJ John Peel died.
In my opinion -and many others – the greatest radio DJ who ever lived.
The man who championed so many styles of music, who gave coverage to bands as diverse as Napalm Death, Kelis and Frankie Goes To Hollywood, would have been seventy-two. His attitude was ‘I just want to hear something I haven’t heard before’ -and one I hold myself.
So, while there will be more stuff happening tomorrow, here for tonight are a handful of cover versions recorded as sessions for his Radio 1 show. Enjoy.
There will be John Peel-related goodness on Fresh Air tomorrow evening too…