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Pie™
10-26-2004, 07:23 AM
Click (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3955289.stm)
Veteran BBC broadcaster John Peel has died at the age of 65, while on holiday in Peru.

This is so sad... The man helped break so many bands, from Bauhaus to Carcass :(

IG-64
10-26-2004, 07:25 AM
I don't know him, but R.I.P. Looks like a likable guy.

Sabretooth
10-26-2004, 07:28 AM
Me with IG. Good guy. Why did he have to die???

Pie™
10-26-2004, 09:10 AM
Here are some of the many bands whom owe a lot to Peel;

Carcass
The Cure
Joy Division
Sex Pistols
David Bowie
Siouxsie and The Banshees
Nick Cave
The White Stripes
The Smiths
The Clash
Captain Beefheart
Napalm Death
The Sisters of Mercy

And many, many more...

[edit] In other words, he had a lot to do with the rising popularity of first punk, then post punk, then goth, and then death metal/grindcore

GothiX
10-26-2004, 09:22 AM
So, summed up, he added tremendously to the popularity of the more alternative and extreme sides of music.

Rest in peace.

toms
10-26-2004, 09:48 AM
without him the uk music industry would have been ENTIRELY manufactured garbage.

He fought a valiant rear-guard action against that, when most uk djs were playing commercialised rubbish... and seemed like a really down to earth guy.... and gave me hope that people could actually stay cool and in touch when in their 60s...

He will be missed...

JediJohn
10-26-2004, 11:53 AM
R.I.P. dude you really did some cool s*** for music and me R.I.P.

Anthony
10-26-2004, 12:24 PM
R.I.P :(

•-BLaCKouT-•
10-26-2004, 03:06 PM
...and BoltThrower too...

The radio's a smaller place now.
Rest in Peace, John. :(

B.

BongoBob
10-26-2004, 06:35 PM
Damn...just...damn...

R.I.P :(

DarthBuzzard
10-26-2004, 06:45 PM
If he furthered Sex pistols and Bowie, then he has my thanks.

R.I.P. :(