Radio One DJ John Peel Dies

#3
That is bad news :cry:

Do you know John Peel was present when Lee Harvey Oswald was first shown at a press conference as the killer of JFK?

Or was it when he shot him?

Anyway , John was ex-Forces too.

RIP John Peel ,
 
#5
Agreed - a grumpy old man par excellence.
 
#10
Bummer.

His Radio 4 show, "Home Truths", was ( WAS??? I just wrote WAS??? FFS ) a real gem, spoke to us all as individuals.

Rest in peace matey.
 
#13
Only DJ who could seriously play the latest tunes and then follow it with a classical track and make the program make sense!

A great loss.
 
#15
Top bloke, fellow scouser. Keep the idiot Johnson away as Liverpool will also want to mourn JPs passing.
 
#16
http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2004/10/26/message_peel_feature.shtml

The Merseyside-born Disc Jockey and broadcaster John Peel has died.

He was 65 and had been on a working holiday with his wife in Peru when he was taken ill. Although he moved from Merseyside some years ago, he never lost his links to the area and was a fanatical Liverpool fan.

Joh Peel was born John Ravnescroft in Heswall and after completing his military service began working for a radio station in Dallas. At this time the Beatles success was reaching its peak and with his Liverpool connections he found it helped his ratings to claim acquaintance with the group. He was in Dallas when JFK was shot and was at the press conference just before Lee Harvey Oswald was shot.

He returned to Britain in 1967 and joined Radio London. He had been with Radio 1 from the beginning in 1967 and was the first DJ to give exposure to punk, reggae, hip-hop, long before they crossed over into the mainstream.

He was awarded a honarary degree from Liverpool University in 2000 and was a lifelong Liverpool supporter.
 
#19
RIP

Thanks for Joy Division,now Ian Curtis can thank you in person.

Can't belive that your 65!
 
#20
Can't believe he won't be doing Home Truths anymore.

And aren't his kids only in their teens' / 20s'?

Very sad, although I guess he had a better life than many.
 
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