373 - John Peel — He Will Be Missed

John Peel has died at the age of 65, while on holiday in Peru.

One of my favourite DJs. Period. No one was quite like old Peel. One of those people who has been around what seems like forever and you think always will be. I’ve found many, many new bands from John, as have many others I am sure. His tireless championing of real music over the tosh that inhabits the charts will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

On hearing about it on MSN:

delusional : I suppose it’s fitting that I hear about that when I’m listening to a crazy band

delusional : called Mooney Suzuki

Update, 27/10 : I’m going to see the Black Keys tonight, a band I first heard doing a live set on John Peel.

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