Monday, August 30, 2010
Happy Birthday King John Peel
Today is John Peel's 72nd birthday. I have coincidentally just finished his auto/biography, started by John and finished by his beloved wife Sheila. I cannot recommend 'Margrave of The Marshes' highly enough, but won't go into details here as to save some of the surprises for you, loyal reader/listener. Needless to say, it has a sad ending.
Among the 25,000 records left behind at his Suffolk home was a box of 142 sevens, assumed to be the singles closest to his heart. Everyone knows about Mr Peel's favourite song, Teenage Kicks, of which there were three copies, but I've included a different joint below, mostly because it's one of the only songs I possess, for shame.
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
We miss you John! YNWA