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    John Peel Day - Oct 13th

    A year ago, the music world lost one of its most influential figures, the much adored and respected John Peel. On Thursday 13th October BBC Radio One has organised 'John Peel Day', a celebration of John's outstanding contribution to music.


    On Thursday 13th October, people all across the world have been urged to celebrate John's life in the only way he would have liked- by organising gigs across the country and enjoying music. Over 300 gigs have been organised around the country and no doubt 'Teenage Kicks' will be the most played song on the day!

    It is now a year since the music world lost one of its most influential figures- the much adored and respected John Peel. John's death came as a great shock to everybody, and the whole music world was united in grieving for one of the most important figureheads in music.

    John was the only DJ left at Radio One who had been with the station since its launch back in 1967. Not only was he at the forefront of Rock & Punk in the 70's, but during the 80's he was one of the first DJs ever to play Hip Hop on national radio and champion Reggae. In the 90's, he supported every possible sub-genre of dance music from Techno, Drum n Bass, Breakcore, Electronica or the highly unfashionable Happy Hardcore.

    When he died, the outpouring of grief was from the whole music world.

    BBC Radio One will be broadcasting live from Heaven 'n' Hell at Bar Fresa in Fleet Street where Kid 606, Drop The Lime, Furness and Venom will be playing.


    Drop The Lime

    To mark the day numerous events are taking place across Merseyside on October 13th. Peel favourite Half Man Half Biscuit will be playing at Liverpool Carling Academy.

    Ian McNabb and Echo and The Bunnymen's Will Seargant will play a special 'Acoustica Peel Night' at 3345 Parr Street.

    At the newly opened Las Vegas venue Cranebuilders and Ella Guru will play while The Cavern plays host to Bingowongs, Wekindred, Hoboheist, an P Gods of Rock.

    Liverpool's Barfly has a Mixed Bag John Peel Special with live performances from Mugstar and BBC Radio Merseyside DJ's Joe Shooman an Roger Hill.

    In Southport DJ's at The New Coronet Bar will be playing classic Festive 50 and Peel Session tracks.

    To celebrate John Peel's love of football and all things Liverpool FC some of Liverpool's most famous musicians will be playing a five a side tournament on October 13th. Amongst the teams competing for the John Peel Memorial Trophy will be teams representing The Farm, The La's, Shack and Paul McCartney's LIPA. John's son Tom will also be entering a team Ravenscroft Stanley. The games will be played at Liverpool FC's Academy in Kirkby. All the money raised will be donated to the Kariandusi School Trust of which John Peel was a patron.

    If you aren't in the city on October 13th but would still like to be part of the celebration, you can get your ‘Teenage Alterkicks’ at the Dry Bar’s John Peel tribute!

    On 11th October, some hot signed bands will be taking to the stage to support the Dry Bar’s tribute to the legendary Radio One DJ, John Peel.

    The event which will take place at the Carling Academy from 6pm onwards is part of a series of events hosted by the Dry Bar for 14-18 year olds and will showcase signed bands and young local music talent.

    Dry Bar acts confirmed are Karl McCann, The Daytona’s, Rochelle McLean, Alien Babies / White Rabbit and Threadbares. Alongside the young musicians will be special guests The Cranebuilders who featured on John Peel Sessions, The Alterkicks, Pale Face Princess and the 747’s (TBC).


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    Default Honour for John Peel

    He's getting a posthumous membership of the UK Music Hall of Fame tonight. The Buzzcocks will perform Ever Fallen in Love, and Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin are all being inducted. Slash will also head up a rock supergroup to perform a tribute to Jimi Hendrix.

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    Tribute to Hendrix? isn't it an Honour for John Peel?
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    Peel, Floyd, Ozzy Enter UK Hall Of Fame




    Last night saw the second annual induction ceremony for the UK Music Hall Of Fame as, amongst others, New Order, John Peel and Black Sabbath joined Elvis, Madonna and the Beatles on the list of inductees.


    Moving from the Hackney Empire to the opulent setting of London’s Alexandra Palace, last night (November 17) Dermot O’Leary presented the 2005 UK Music Hall Of Fame induction ceremony which saw performances from new inductees New Order, Black Sabbath and Eurythmics while a host of younger stars paid tribute to the legends.

    The Pretenders welcomed The Kinks into the Hall Of Fame with a cover of the classic ‘Waterloo Sunset’, while a supergroup featuring Guns ‘n’ Roses guitarist Slash, Steve Winwood and original Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell paid tribute to the late Jimi Hendrix.

    Amongst those propping up the bar in the VIP area included such luminaries as Woody Harrelson, Damon Albarn, Shaun Ryder, Sir Bob Geldof, Pete Townsend, The Buzzcocks and the man who growled his way through Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’: Jamie ‘Gurning Jazz Hobbit' Cullum

    Also on the bill was a performance by another supergroup featured on the forthcoming Amnesty International charity single ‘Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)?’ including New Order’s Peter Hook, The Buzzcocks and various members of The Datsuns, El Presidente and friends.

    The track closed the show as a tribute to the late DJ John Peel, this year’s non-musician inductee.

    The whole show airs tonight (November 17) on Channel 4 at 9pm.

    The full list of 2005 inductees that now join – deep breath – Elvis, The Beatles, Queen, Cliff and The Shadows, Michael Jackson, U2, Bob Marley, Robbie Williams, and The Rolling Stones, are as follows:

    New Order / Joy Division
    Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath
    Eurythmics
    Aretha Franklin
    The Kinks
    The Who
    Pink Floyd
    Jimi Hendrix
    Bob Dylan
    John Peel

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    Default DJ Peel tribute single goes on sale



    A tribute single to the late DJ John Peel is set to hit the shops.

    Contributors include Sir Elton John, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, David Gilmour and Peter Hook.

    The song, a version of the Buzzcocks' Ever Fallen in Love, will raise funds for Amnesty International, one of Peel's favourite charities.

    Newer names, such as The Futureheads, El Presidente, and The Datsuns also participated.

    All the artists taking part were championed or admired by Peel during his career.

    The single also features the song's original creator Pete Shelley.

    It is the brainchild of Peel's son, Tom Ravenscroft.

    It features vocal and piano by Sir Elton, rhythm guitar by Gilmour and bass guitar by Hook of New Order.

    Peel died on October 25 last year while on holiday in Peru.

    New Order recently headlined a tribute gig as part of John Peel Day, which was held exactly one year after the DJ's last Radio 1 show.

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    The real Peel

    Ajax Scott finds shyness and insecurity to go with John Peel's passion for music in his autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes

    Saturday December 24, 2005
    The Guardian

    Margrave of the Marshes
    by John Peel and Sheila Ravenscroft
    329pp, Bantam, £18.99

    The Latin master who wrote the report for John Ravenscroft's final term at Shrewsbury public school summed him up succinctly: "cheerfully incompetent". It was a description that delighted the young Ravenscroft (if not his father), and indeed one that he might have outwardly relished throughout much of his professional career, as he seemingly effortlessly made the journey from discharged army gunner to failed Dallas cotton trader to part-time radio DJ and, ultimately, one of the UK's most-loved broadcasters.

    That description was even reflected years later on the badge a fan created for him bearing the slogan "Right Time, Right Place, Wrong Speed" in homage to the frequency with which he played records at 33rpm rather than 45. And yet his skill was to combine that cheerful incompetence with a passion, professionalism and dedication to his vocation that made him arguably one of the most important radio broadcasters of the 20th century. John Peel was nothing if not contradictory.

    All these qualities are stamped throughout Margrave of the Marshes, the autobiography he started writing before his sudden death in October last year. Completed by Sheila, his wife of 30 years, and their sons, it has now become one of the year's bestsellers.

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