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Wednesday, October 27, 2004
A great man is dead  
English DJ John Peel has died aged 65. He is unarguably the most influential English DJ ever, and probably one of the most influential worldwide. His commitment to championing new and exciting bands played a key part in the development of English alternative music and was a huge influence on my own musical taste. Think the Smiths, Joy Division, the Fall and thousands more.

Break out your copies of the Undertones' Teenage Kicks (his favourite song ever) and listen to the Fall (his favourite band). It's a sad day.


The Independent (thanks to James for the link).