John Peel

Books Still Rock

Tim Thornton | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Forgive me if this sounds a bit pathetic, but it takes a lot for a book to hold my attention these days. Like everyone, I'm frantic from seven 'til el...

Lauren Laverne Reveals The Impact John Peel Had On Her Career

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Lauren Laverne has opened up about her early career, crediting radio legend John Peel with giving her the encouragement needed to make things work in ...

David Gedge of The Wedding Present: 'We Were Destined To Be a John Peel Band'

Jason Holmes | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"People still try and emulate John Peel," says David Gedge, leader of The Wedding Present and one of the last true survivors of the British music scene of the 1980s. "His work as a musicologist put everything into context."

Peter Young, DJ: A Master of Spin

Jason Holmes | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Picture it. The kitchen radio, a glistening hunk of bakelite, its alignment of valves producing a sound that commanded attention. You're a kid busy hanging onto your mother's skirt as she cooks the evening meal. It's a moment of inspiration.

Caroline Frost

‘It Was Meant To Be Michael Fassbender' | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Terri Hooley, whose life story has been brought to life on screen in the heartwarming film ‘Good Vibrations’, has told HuffPostUK how the actor pl...

Elton John Joins Pussy Riot: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Live Aid

Neil Durkin | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

The new 100-strong musicians' letter on behalf of the still-jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is a wholly good thing. And it is. It's not about whether I'd listen to music from this enormous body of artists (though I would in a few cases), but ... well, you know what I'm saying. It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.

The Removal of Teenage Kicks Tribute Graffiti in Northern Ireland Highlights Cultural Ignorance

Jason A Murdock | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Jason A Murdock

The faded words 'Teenage dreams, so hard to beat' will soon be gone completely. The tribute to John Peel that was spray-painted onto a busy motorway f...

The Music Industry is Dead But I Still Want a Record Deal

Matthew Phillips | Posted 02.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

So, why is it that, unlike my fellow comrades assembled around me in this café, I still desire, nay, demand, a record contract? After all, I can still create my music and release it on a plethora of digitally-based platforms. I don't need the permission of one of the music industry's behemoth labels to be a musician, do I?

458 John Peel Radio Shows Archived Online

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Tech

Hundreds of the late radio legend John Peel's radio shows have been digitised and made available online. The project - not a BBC initiative but an ...

How John Peel Fell For Tubular Bells, Helped Start Virgin...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

When John Peel decided to play a long instrumental album by an unknown musician on his radio show, he put the wheels in motion for a worldwide smash, ...

Digital Exploration

Alan Davey | Posted 12.09.2012 | Home
Alan Davey

The pace of change means we're living in a time of extraordinary possibility for creativity in this country, where digital advances mean our ambition can only be constrained by the limits of our imagination.

What Did John Peel Have On His iPod?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

John Peel’s record collection is to go online, thanks to the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts. Over the next six months, details of some 2,600 ...

The Who's Pete Townshend Turns Teacher To Deliver First John Peel Lecture

PA | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend is to discuss the future of the music industry when he gives the first John Peel lecture in honour of the legendary D...

Pete Townshend To Deliver First John Peel Lecture

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend is to discuss the future of the music industry when he gives the first John Peel lecture in honour of the legendary D...

Keeping it Peel: Remembering a broadcasting legend

Jonathan Greer | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Greer

For me, the last 24 hours has been dominated by a single twitter hashtag, a curiously contemporary phenomenon that didn't exist during the life of the man it is referring to. 25th October marks the 7th anniversary of the death of British broadcasting legend John Peel and fans have celebrated his legacy by posting clips from Peel sessions and programmes on facebook and twitter, sharing his witty and memorable quotes, and creating podcasts and blogposts showing his influence.