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Book Title: John Peel: Margrave of the Marshes|
The author of the book: John Peel
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 751 KB
Edition: Chicago Review Press
Date of issue: June 1st 2007
ISBN 13: 9781556526527
Read full description of the books John Peel: Margrave of the Marshes:When he died in 2004, John Peel was in the middle of writing his memoir, which was completed by his wife, Sheila Ravenscroft, with help from their four children. His compelling autobiography details his life as the most influential DJ in rock history. At BBC’s Radio 1, Peel helmed his own show from 1968 until his death, and first introduced UK listeners to reggae, punk, and hip-hop. T-Rex, David Bowie, the Faces, the Sex Pistols, Fairport Convention, Pink Floyd, the Clash, the Buzzcocks, the Cure, Joy Division, the Wedding Present, Def Leppard, Pulp, the Smiths, and the White Stripes have all credited Peel as a major boost to their careers. This intimate portrait of the man and his music provides firsthand remembrances of many of these acts and illuminates how this modest and unassuming man singlehandedly changed the course of rock’n’roll.
Read information about the authorEnglish disc jockey, radio presenter and journalist, broadcasting regularly from 1967, until his death in 2004.
Peel celebrated music with his eclectic taste. He was one of the first radio DJs to play psychedelic rock, reggae and punk. He also played classic blues, folk music and psychedelic rock, with an emphasis on music emerging from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The 'Peel sessions' launched a lot of music careers. They usually consisted of four songs recorded by the artists live in the BBC's studios. These sessions were often the first big exposure for bands that would go on to become quite popular.
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