RIP John Peel

John Peel recently died and maybe I’m a strange person to leave a tribute; I don’t listen to much music on the radio but I did listen to John Peel. Many relaxed week-ends were characterised by listening to his Radio 4 show “Home Truths” and if I was flicking between the channels and he happened to be on Radio 1, I’d always listen. Aside from that, many of the bands that make up my music collection like Blur and Radiohead (as well as some slightly older bands like New Order) were championed by him. A national Institution has slipped away. He’ll be missed.