The Evolution Of John Peel

Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.

Today BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music.

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011970s Evolution20170903

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the first show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1970s.

Highlights include Tyrannosaurus Rex performing live for John at the BBC Paris Theatre at the turn of the decade, a legendary Peel session from Joy Division, reggae and roots from Culture, Swedish punk from Attentat, and the band Peel frequently cited as the best in the world, The Undertones.

Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.

Today BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the seventies.

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with a highlights from his seventies shows.

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the first show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1970s.

Highlights include Tyrannosaurus Rex performing live for John at the BBC Paris Theatre at the turn of the decade, a legendary Peel session from Joy Division, reggae and roots from Culture, Swedish punk from Attentat, and the band Peel frequently cited as the best in the world, The Undertones.

011970s Revolution20170903

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with a highlights from his seventies shows.

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the first show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1970s.

Highlights include Tyrannosaurus Rex performing live for John at the BBC Paris Theatre at the turn of the decade, a legendary Peel session from Joy Division, reggae and roots from Culture, Swedish punk from Attentat, and the band Peel frequently cited as the best in the world, The Undertones.

Ever since he came off the pirate ships and joined Radio 1 in 1967, John Peel was a champion of new, exciting and occasionally challenging music like no other DJ.

Today BBC Radio 6 Music lives on in that pioneering spirit, with its presenters continuing the passion and love he showed for new music.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the seventies.

021980s Evolution20170910

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with highlights from his 80s shows.

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the second show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1980s.

Highlights include alternative, independent music from The Smiths and The Fall, world music from African Connexion, reggae from Black Uhuru and the beginnings of acid house with MARRS.

Plus 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe will give his favourite memories of working with Peel, including a 1984 session from The Triffids that he produced.

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the second show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1980s.

Highlights include alternative, independent music from The Smiths and Cocteau Twins, ska from The Specials, reggae from Burning Spear and the beginnings of acid house with MARRS.

Plus 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe will give his favourite memories of working with Peel, including a 1984 session from The Triffids that he produced.

6 Music celebrates John Peel's legacy.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the eighties.

021980s Revolution20170910

6 Music celebrates John Peel's legacy.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the eighties.

031990s Evolution20170917

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates John Peel's legacy with highlights from his 90s shows.

6 Music celebrates John Peel's legacy.

Mary-Anne Hobbs presents the second show in this five-part series, which this week covers the 1980s.

Highlights include Peel sessions from Blur and Pulp, alternative US music from The Mountain Goats, plus home grown indie bands including Kenickie and Bis.

Plus 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq will give his favourite memories of Peel in the decade he joined the BBC.

Mary Anne Hobbs presents this companion show to the Evolution of John Peel, broadcast Sunday at 1PM, with more highlights of John's shows in the nineties.

031990s Revolution20170917

6 Music celebrates John Peel's legacy.

042000s Evolution20170924

John Peel's developing musical passions from 2000 until his sad death in October 2004.

Exploring John Peel's developing musical passions at Glastonbury and with the Festive 50.

Continuing the series that explores John Peel's (and also his listeners') developing musical passions, with an abridged look back at the all-time Festive 50, compiled from votes from his listeners and first broadcast in January 2000.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.

042000s Revolution20170924

Exploring John Peel's developing musical passions at Glastonbury and with the Festive 50.

05All-time Festive 50 (from 2000)20171001

Exploring John Peel's developing passions with an abridged All-Time Festive 50 from 2000.

Continuing the series that explores John Peel's (and also his listeners') developing musical passions, with an abridged look back at the all-time Festive 50, compiled from votes from his listeners and first broadcast in January 2000.

Complementing Radio 1's 50th anniversary celebrations and introduced by Mary Anne Hobbs.