John Peel dies

Legendary radio DJ John Peel dies. This is very sad, especially considering his age (only 64). He was the czar of alternative radio on Radio One for years. Probably the most open minded and inclusive DJ possible. Here’s a search for “John Peel Sessions” on

“Right from the outset, Peel changed the rules. He played every track without interruption, to the delight of those wishing to tape his show, while providing a witty and knowledgeable running commentary, seemingly a million miles away from the transatlantic platitudes of many of his colleagues.”