john peel, dead at 65
We regretfully announce the passing of an international legend, John Peel. John Peel could easily be the last employed authentic radio DJ. He was instrumental in breaking new bands constantly and always had fresh groups perform live on the radio for his Peel Sessions. Although his radio broadcasts aired on the BBC in the UK, his name was well known for the Peel sessions, of which, thousands upon thousands were produced and hundreds have been released over the years. Peel died of a heart attack while on a working holiday in Cuzco with his wife, Sheila. John Peel will sorely be missed and our thoughts go out to his friends and family.