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October 26, 2004

John Robert Parker Ravenscroft (John Peel) 1939-2004

John Peel has died from a heart attack at the age of 65 while on holiday with his wife in Peru. This is a sad day for music lovers worldwide. Over the past four decades, Peel has promoted numerous new bands and musical trends off the mainstream. He was one of the very few radio DJs that kept music interesting to listen to. His death is a great loss, not just to the fans of his radio show, not just to the musicians he discovered and was still going to discover, but to music in general.

Obituary on BBC.co.uk
Article on The Guardian

Posted by Horst on October 26, 2004 07:16 PM to books & bookkeeping | Tell-a-friend
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Parth said on October 27, 2004 03:59 AM:

Damn, never heard of the guy but I love music. My condolences.

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