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An Audience With John Peel

Interview by Nick Doherty, Jockey Slut, 2002

Celeb 1: Howie B: With this playlist culture, when do you decide what's going to be played on your radio show? ...

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John Peel (1989)

Interview by Martin Aston, Rock's Backpages audio, July 1989

The DJ attempts to explain himself; argues he's more a fan than part of the machine; discusses the diversity of his listenership; touches on his kids' relationship with music; holds forth on his paymaster, Radio 1, and what gets played on it; bemoans the poor quality of current UK music; disputes his status as an indie figurehead; and ruefully answers Martin's questions about his commercial voice-overs...

File format: mp3; file size: 52.8mb, interview length: 55' 00" sound quality: ***

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"It's Very Scary This Whole Personality Cult" — Number One Disc Jockey John Peel

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 21 December 1968

IT'S IRONIC that the top number one ace disc-jockey of the year in our poll is one of the few people in the business who ...

Isleys and Peel 'Do Their Thing'

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 2 August 1969

THERE IS no obvious connection between John Peel and the Isley Brothers. Both are in a different "bag," yet both have one thing in common ...

John Peel: Unpeeled

Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 24 April 1971

In the three years since he first won the Top DJ title in the MM Poll, John Peel has been mocked and worshipped. Today he wipes the ...

John Peel: Peel And The Pig — An Everyday Story Of Country Folk

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 17 February 1973

JOHN PEEL is a sensitive figure with a sturdy patch on the crotch of his jeans and a tendency towards schoolgirls and sensible underwear. A ...

John Peel's Perfumed Garden

Interview by Mick Brown, Sounds, 21 May 1977

THERE IS no need to ask where John Peel was in the summer of love. Anybody with enough brain-cells left to recall the era will ...

John Peel: Two Decades On

Profile and Interview by Dave Rimmer, Q, December 1986

JOHN PEEL IS sitting in his pyjamas in the kitchen of his Suffolk home. It is a Sunday afternoon. On the wall is a Radio ...

John Peel (1989) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Martin Aston, Rock's Backpages transcripts, July 1989

This is a transcript of Martin's audio interview with John Peel. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

John Peel: Man Of The Match

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, November 1989

Guru to innumerable pale and interesting persons, champion of all things noisesome and "challenging", fully paid-up Good Bloke... When John Peel celebrated his 50th birthday ...

John Peel

Interview by Alex Ogg, Spiral Scratch, May 1991

NOT THAT any introduction is really necessary, but how about this: ...

Q&A: John Peel

Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 19 August 1993

"HELLO, I'M A little fat chap that plays records on the radio," DJ John Peel announced at the start of a recent broadcast. ...

The Jarvis & John Show!

Report and Interview by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, 30 September 1995

This Saturday, JOHN PEEL will interview JARVIS COCKER on Radio 1FM and play tracks from PULP'S forthcoming album. ANDREW MUELLER goes to Peel Acres to ...

John Peel: Radio Head!

Interview by Ian Fortnam, New Musical Express, 21 September 1996

Thousands, if not millions, owe their pop sensibilities to JOHN PEEL, indie's very own godfather. But at 58, IAN FORTNAM asks the "old feller" if ...

John Peel at 60

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, The Independent, August 1999

"WHY DO people always have a go at Belgium?" These are the first words uttered by John Peel on the night of Tuesday 24th August, ...

John Peel: Peelin' In The Years

Interview by Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, January 2003

Radio 1's venerated platter spinner John Peel has just released his first dance mix CD. Daryl Easlea polishes up the wheels of steel ...

John Peel: Pied Piper for Four Generations

Comment by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 27 October 2004

IF YOU WANT to know what influence John Peel had, and what he stood for, listening to Radio One in the hours after his death ...

When Robert Sandall met John Peel

Interview by Robert Sandall, The Sunday Times, 31 October 2004

Last words of middle England's accidental hero. ...

John Peel RIP

Obituary by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, December 2004

LONG BEFORE we met, John Peel felt like a good friend. For those millions of us who spent our adolescence glued to his late-night radio ...

God's DJ: John Peel

Memoir by David Buckley, MOJO, 1 September 2010

God's DJ would have been 71 on Monday. David Buckley recalls a birthday encounter for MOJO online... ...

Terri Hooley: I Need Excitement

Book Excerpt by Stuart Bailie, Dig With It Books, November 2023

NOTE: This is an excerpt from Seventy-Five Revolutions, Stuart Bailie's book about the legendary owner of Belfast's Good Vibrations record store. Buy the book here. ...


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