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View Poll Results: Does John Peel deserve to make the Hall of Fame?
Yes 11 91.67%
No 1 8.33%
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:47 PM   #2781 (permalink)
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Yeh I suppose it's something to do, but it would probably be quite predictable most of the time.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:54 PM   #2782 (permalink)
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Here we go peeps. I promised a certain member I would post this nomination, and so now we're closing it down and going out with a bang. No, he's no musician, but he's done much for the music scene.

Nominated by James:

John Peel



"Great band....................Great session"

The iconic words of the greatest music mind whoever lived and although he never recorded any music, I think he certainly belongs in the Hall of Fame. 90% of the artists people cream over on this site were championed by Peel, and it's possible that you wouldn't know of their existence if it wasn't for him. The Fall, The Pixies, the White Stripes, Pavement, The Smiths, The Black Keys, Autechre, Can, David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Dinosaur jr., Guided By Voices, Jimi Hendrix, Joy Division, Led Zeppelin, MBV, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, Belle And Sebastian and loads more that I can't be bothered listing, are all artists that are loved on here by mostly everyone, and John Peel had them all record Peel Sessions and then played them on his show. Without this vital endorsement these artists could be completely obscure by now, and may even have packed it in. John Peel is perhaps the most oopen minded being I can think of, he'd never dismiss a whole genre and was always looking for another band to endorse no matter what genre they were (as long as they sounded good), he helped make genres like Hip-Hop and punk popular and tried to make them accepted by the public, even if it meant losing listeners.

John Peel started off as a DJ on a pirate station before it was closed down, after that the BBC recruited him and from then to his death he was playing obscure tunes everyweek. The great thing about him is he isn't a big "funny" personality like Chris Moyles or anything, but he's still the greatest DJ of all time because of the music he played and the way he made you feel like a best friend pleading you to "listen to this one". So please induct him people because music today would be horrifically different without him, and we all owe him a lot.
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How can you not love a man who was instrumental in giving so many great bands their first exposure with a total lack of ego whilst still referring to himself as 'The worlds most boring man'
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:58 PM   #2784 (permalink)
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How Led Zeppelin? Wasn't it illegal before 1987 to play songs that weren't singles on British radio?

edit: shit, missed the rest of that sentence.
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Yes without a shadow of a doubt.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:44 PM   #2786 (permalink)
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How Led Zeppelin? Wasn't it illegal before 1987 to play songs that weren't singles on British radio?

edit: shit, missed the rest of that sentence.
Even without the sessions & live concerts he still could have played Led Zep tunes.

The non singles rule only applied to the daytime shows that played the stations centralised playlist.

The evening & late night shows could play whatever they wanted.
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How Led Zeppelin? Wasn't it illegal before 1987 to play songs that weren't singles on British radio?

edit: shit, missed the rest of that sentence.
British radio isn't only Radio One
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Yea... I see Peel winning by a landslide (voted 'yes'). Still pissed about John Cage not being on here, though, but I'll stifle my anger for now...
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British radio isn't only Radio One
It was the only national station that played rock & pop in the 70s
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:23 AM   #2790 (permalink)
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90% of the artists people cream over on this site were championed by Peel
Don't include everyone in that. I wouldn't say I idolise the people he did, even if I may like some songs from them. And some of the music he recommended I certainly didn't like.
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