John Peel

John Peel

Margrave of the Marshes : A Self-portrait of the Most Important DJ in Rock History

Book - 2007
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Independent Publishing Group
When he died in 2004, John Peel was in the middle of writing his memoir, which was completed by his wife, Sheila Ravenscroft, with help from their four children. His compelling autobiography details his life as the most influential DJ in rock history. At BBC’s Radio 1, Peel helmed his own show from 1968 until his death, and first introduced UK listeners to reggae, punk, and hip-hop. T-Rex, David Bowie, the Faces, the Sex Pistols, Fairport Convention, Pink Floyd, the Clash, the Buzzcocks, the Cure, Joy Division, the Wedding Present, Def Leppard, Pulp, the Smiths, and the White Stripes have all credited Peel as a major boost to their careers. This intimate portrait of the man and his music provides firsthand remembrances of many of these acts and illuminates how this modest and unassuming man singlehandedly changed the course of rock’n’roll.

Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2007
ISBN: 1556526520
9781556526527 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: B PEEL
Characteristics: 420 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Ravenscroft, Sheila
Alternative Title: Margrave of the marshes

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