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John Peel's Funeral Cost The White Stripes Thousands

30th September 2014

The White Stripes spent thousands of dollars and endured back-to-back Transatlantic trips to attend the funeral of beloved British Dj John Peel in 2004.The American rock duo performed in the U.K. the week before Peel's...

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Charlotte Church Delivers Passionate Keynote Speech On Feminine Sexualisation

By Jack de Aguilar | 15th October 2013

Once a puppet, with her own sexuality out of her control and a musical career that involved exploitation and sexism, Charlotte Church certainly speaks from experience when she talks of the dangers of hyper-sexualisation in...

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Teenage Kicks Mural Taken Down In Northern Ireland

24th June 2013

A mural honouring rockers The Undertones and late British Dj John Peel has been removed from a wall in Northern Ireland.A line taken from The Undertones' 1978 punk classic Teenage Kicks was spray-painted onto an...

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Life Before The Turner Prize, Elizabeth Price's Twee Pop Past In Talulah Gosh

By Hayley Avron | 4th December 2012

Elizabeth Price will be dominating the headlines today (December 4, 2012), after wining the Turner Prize last night. She’s a relative unknown, so what exactly has the Bradford-born, Luton-raised artist been doing all these years...

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Bbc Consider Dropping John Peel Tribute Should Abuse Allegations Be Proven

By Joe Wilde | 13th October 2012

In light of the recent allegations brought forth against former DJ John Peel, the BBC have announced that they will most likely drop the planned tribute they had arranged in his honour should the allegations...

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The Fall And The Undertones Pay Tribute

13th October 2012

The Fall and The Undertones paid tributes to late DJ John Peel at a fundraising concert this week.The bands - two of the iconic DJ's favuorite - performed an exclusive gig in Norwich's Sound and...

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John Peel Had An Affair With A 15-Year-old, And Got Her Pregnant?

By Michael West | 12th October 2012

Evidently, it has really not been a good week for dead ex-BBC employees. Over the past two weeks the worst fears, that were merely rumours in Jimmy Savile's lifetime, have seemingly been confirmed as fact...

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John Peel's Private Record Collection Launches Online

1st May 2012

John Peel 's private record collection has hit the web. The Bbc and the Arts Council have joined forces to create The Space - a new digital service which will allow the public to access...

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Pete Townshend Blasts Itunes

1st November 2011

Pete Townshend has blasted Apple's iTunes service for bleeding artists "like a digital vampire".The Who guitarist thinks the digital download service - which accounts for more than 75 per cent of all legal downloads -...

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Glastonbury Festival Releases Full Line Up

14th April 2011

Glastonbury festival has today (14.04.11) announced its full festival line up, confirming U2, Coldplay and Beyonce Knowles as this year's headliners.The festival confirmed the line-ups for 15 stages which will run over the three main...

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My Chemical Romance Triumph At Nme Awards 2011

23rd February 2011

My Chemical Romance scooped two trophies at tonight's (23.02.11) NME Awards. The US rockers were the biggest winners, taking home Best International Band and `Best Video' for their track 'Na Na Na' at the British...

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Ellie Goulding's Recording Resolution

30th December 2010

Ellie Goulding wants to go "somewhere remote" in the New Year to start work on her new album. The 'Starry Eyed' singer is looking forward to writing some new songs for her second LP in...

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Captain Beefheart Dies Aged 69

20th December 2010

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART aka DON VAN VLIET, the American musician and painter, has died aged 69, reports BBC News. He passed away in California from complications of the multiple sclerosis that he suffered from, according to...

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Jamie T Plans Festival Fun

25th June 2010

Jamie T is determined to have fun at Glastonbury.The rapper - who headlines the John Peel Stage at the world-famous music event in Somerset, South-West England tomorrow (26.06.10) - says the show marks the end...

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Fascinating Fact 9226

4th May 2010

Legendary British broadcaster JOHN PEEL's son, TOM RAVENSCROFT, will replace IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON as the host of a Friday night show on digital station BBC 6. Peel was BBC Radio 1's longest-serving DJ...

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Florence Welch's Family Plan

27th December 2009

Florence Welch wants a "brood of children" in the next decade.The Florence and the Machine singer is setting herself goals on what she wants to achieve in the next 10 years, and starting a family...

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Albarn 'Concerned About Blur Shows'

19th January 2009

Damon Albarn has confessed to being concerned about BLUR'S reunion shows, in case they are not up to scratch.The iconic Britpop band recently announced they will be reforming for two shows in London's Hyde Park...

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Cribs, Jamie T And Biffy Clyro Added To Glastonbury Bill

18th April 2008

The Cribs and Biffy Clyro are among a number of bands confirmed as new additions to the bill for this year's Glastonbury Festival.Wakefield trio the Cribs, comprised of twins Gary and Ryan Jarman and their...

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Massive Attack Confirmed As Curators Of Meltdown Festival

14th February 2008

Bristolian dance legends Massive Attack have been confirmed as curators of this year's Meltdown festival, to be held at London's Southbank Centre.The Blue Lines stars will be responsible for selecting the acts for this year's...

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John Peel Play To Debut At Edinburgh Festival

30th July 2007

Legendary British DJ JOHN PEEL's life has inspired a new play, set to premiere at this year's (07) prestigious Edinburgh Festival. The drama, called Teenage Kicks after Peel's favourite song by the Undertones, was written...

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John Peel's London Studio To Close

2nd July 2007

The London recording studios used by late legendary DJ JOHN PEEL are set to close their doors next year (08). The BBC are planning to close the Maida Vale studios in west London citing they...

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John Peel Wins Posthumous Award

2nd May 2007

Legendary DJ JOHN PEEL was last night (30Apr07) honoured posthumously with the Sony Radio Academy Broadcasters' Broadcaster Award in London. Peel's widow Sheila collected the one-off honour on her late husband's behalf. Peel died while...

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The Good, The Bad And The Queen Make London Live Debut

27th October 2006

Former Blur stat DAMON ALBARN's new group THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE QUEEN made their live London debut last night (26OCT06) in front of a celeb-pack audience. The group - which consists of Albarn,...

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Peel Leaves Fortune In Wife's Hands

22nd October 2006

British DJ JOHN PEEL has left over GBP1.8 million ($3.4million) in his will - as well as his beloved record collection of over 25,000 LPs. The veteran broadcaster, real name JOHN RAVENSCROFT, died of a...

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Harvey Releasing Sessions To Mark Peel's Death

12th October 2006

PJ HARVEY is one of a host of artists releasing sessions recorded for JOHN PEEL's BBC Radio One show, to mark the second anniversary of the legendary DJ's death. Later this month (23OCT06), Harvey releases...

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Second Peel Day Announced

30th August 2006

The second John Peel Day has been announced by the late British broadcaster's former employer BBC Radio 1, with a bevy of top bands scheduled to come together for the memorial extravaganza. The event will...

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White Gets Wet

27th August 2006

JACK WHITE took revenge on a spirited crowd at Britain's Reading festival last night (26AUG06) - by drenching them with water after cheeky fans pelted him with beer. White's band THE RACONTEURS thrilled fans with...

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Peel's Son To Follows In His Footsteps

21st August 2006

The son of broadcasting legend JOHN PEEL is following in his late father's footsteps by becoming a radio DJ. Pioneering BBC DJ John, who died in 2004 from a heart attack, was heralded for his...

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Peel Honoured With 'Home Truths' Book

4th July 2006

Late broadcasting legend JOHN PEEL is to be the subject of a new book based on his celebrated BBC Radio 4 series HOME TRUTHS. The pioneering DJ, who died in 2004 from a heart attack,...

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Martin Set For Hall Of Fame Honour

6th April 2006

THE BEATLES producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN will be inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame at a London ceremony later this year (06). Martin, who will be presented with the Honorary Member award for...

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