Tuesday, October 26, 2004
John Peel - RIP at 65
One of the great legends of British broadcasting, John Peel, has passed away while on the holiday of a lifetime in Peru. He was just 65 and suffered a heart attack.
I think he made a great contribution to British broadcasting, by adding a personal touch - not only to his DJ work but also to factual programmes he presented on the Beeb, like Home Truths. He did a lot to push new talent on the airwaves, freshening up the sounds both at home and on BBC World Service. He will no doubt be missed in Holland too - people remember his offshore days at Radio London and at one time he even presented a programme slot for VPRO. A great -human - guy...the ordinary bloke who connected - where others just presented.