Thursday, October 13, 2005

Happy John Peel Day!

For you non- rock snobs, John Peel, who passed away unexpectedly last year, was an immensely influential DJ on BBC's Radio 1. Unlike the vast majority of DJ's here in the States (or anywhere, for that matter), he went out of his way to help young bands starting out, even financing some because he so believed in what they were doing. Some of the bands he helped through the years were The Who, Joy Division, Bloc Party, The Jam, Sex Pistols, The Smiths, The Ramones and Oasis. More than 300 concerts were held today in the UK alone to honor him. An immense legacy.

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