John Peel

1939 - 2004




Peel made his first radio broadcasts in Texas, before being adopted as a Beatles expert by US radio.

He returned to the UK in 1967, using his knowledge of West Coast music to present The Perfumed Garden for the offshore station Radio London.

As one of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs he presented Top Gear which evolved into a showcase for new talent and was renowned for The Peel Sessions.

His inimitable style slipped easily onto BBC Radio 4, where he presented a popular weekly speech programme Home Truths.

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The Perfumed Garden – 1967 – Radio London

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1991 – BBC Radio 1

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John Peel Show – Introducing Archie 2003 – BBC Radio 1

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Home Truths – 2003 – BBC Radio 4

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