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John Peel

John Peel

‘Excellent … paints an affectionate portrait of this unpretentious, humorous presenter who seems to have been loved by everyone who met him’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘A leisurely stroll through the life of an “irreplaceable man” – [a] thoughtful, well-paced portrait’ OBSERVER

A tribute biography of the hugely popular DJ and broadcaster John Peel

John Peel was born in Cheshire in 1939 and, after National Service, he eventually went into broadcasting while travelling in America, where his Liverpool accent convinced them he must know the Beatles, and he was even present when Lee Harvey Oswald was shot. In 1967 he returned to the UK and joined Radio One at its start. His late-night radio shows were cult listening for music fans of all ages, and many bands admit that without his support, they would never have made it.

While Radio One changed, he remained a constant factor in its schedules, and in 1998 he was awarded the OBE for his services to broadcasting. It was in that year that he also began his multi-award-winning show Home Truths on Radio Four.

Mick Wall tells the story of arguably the most influential man in the history of British rock music, speaking to those who knew him well to build up a complete portrait of this hugely popular figure.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Arts & Entertainment

On Sale: 9th April 2012

Price: £5.49

ISBN-13: 9781409109099

Reviews

Wall's book pays fair tribute to a man who, everyone agreed, was just a really decent bloke.
BIRMINGHAM POST
This excellent biography ... paints an affectionate portrait of this unpretentious, humorous presenter who seems to have been loved by everyone who met him.
SUNDAY TIMES
This is a warm, affectionate, well-researched book, written by a fan to share with other fans.
LEICESTER MERCURY
[a] poignant tribute to arguably the most influential man in the history of British rock music.
DAILY POST (WALES)
This is a warm, affectionate, well-written, well-researched book, written by a fan to share with other fans.
SUNDERLAND ECHO
This excellent biography ... paints an affectionate portrait of this unpretentious, humorous presenter who seems to have been loved by everyone who met him
SUNDAY TIMES
Wall's book pays fair tribute to a man who, everyone agreed, was just a really decent bloke.
BIRMINGHAM POST
[a] poignant tribute to arguably the most influential man in the history of British rock music.
DAILY POST
A leisurely stroll through the life of an "irreplaceable man" - [a] thoughtful, well-paced portrait.
OBSERVER