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    Suddenly, on holiday in Peru.

  • #2
    News says he died instantly from a massive heart attack.

    Damn, that is so fuckin' sad.

    I was always proud when he played a couple of my tunes out on his shows.

    A visionary - there was so many more for him to inspire.

    God bless, Mr Peel.


    • #3
      The man was a true god, I'm proper gutted. Ditto what Greg said, I think Peelie playing our tunes was a highlight for us all (with obligatory DJ bungling and the works). RIP John Peel.

      You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.


      • #4
        This is awful. Very sad news. <- Changed URL


        • #5
          We know when a mate buys it for you too.


          • #6
            Genuinely sad news. I suppose if you&#39;re gonna go, go quickly and (hopefully) painlessly while with your family somewhere beautiful. And while you&#39;re still loved and respected.

            I think we should all go home and play &#39;Teenage Kicks&#39;, that would make him smile.
            Jet Boy stole my baby.


            • #7
              I hoped this was a wind up.... sadly seems not.

              A very sad loss indeed.
              Matt Hero


              • #8
                First Dave Godin and now John Peel....

                A very sad loss
                He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.


                • #9
                  I can&#39;t believe this. I hoped it was a wind-up too.

                  Peel has played my stuff too and was a real gent when I was at the Radio1 studios a while back.

                  A lot of us grew up listening to (and sometimes painfully enduring) the stuff he played every week. Surely he must go down in history as one of the most music-crazed people there ever was.

                  &quot;Home Truths&quot; has always been on our kitchen radio, too. He&#39;s going to be sorely missed.


                  • #10
                    I can&#39;t believe it..

                    One of my biggest heroes in life ever - he was a direct influence on my music tastes, a welcoming beacon to underground music from around the world, and his outlook directly inspired me to have a go at making records.

                    A wonderful, wonderful man that I will miss very much.
                    Let him have the lot for £2.00 - we were only going to throw 'em out anyway...


                    • #11
                      Peelie was part of growing up for me - the only way to hear different, strange and excellent stuff where i lived - a sad, sad loss.

                      "..hole...road...middle thereof"


                      • #12
                        A true music lover, nobody could come near to taking his place.
                        Mark GV Taylor



                        • #13
                          Don't call it a comeback... H, N, and the number 7.
                          Ok, it's a bit of a comeback, I suppose...


                          • #14
                            You can&#39;t imagine how much people loved him here in Portugal. He had a deep impact over the way people made radio around here. he will be missed.


                            • #15
                              This is pretty awful. Pretty gutted here too. I&#39;d just been out at lunchtime thinking &quot;Hmmm I&#39;ve been away for a few weeks must check out whats on peel tonight&quot;.

                              And then my first thought was &quot;Nah it must be a joke....&quot;

                              Well at least I got a cable connection to hear him for the last year. And in an instant the pile of 20 minidiscs of his shows from the last year or so have gone from &quot;Must edit those down to a listenable core&quot; into &quot;valuable archive which I must protect for future generations&quot;.

                              And at least I saw him dancing to some of the records he was playing at ATP this year.
                              Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

                              John Peel