Posted in music | technology on February 23, 2012

John Peel

John Peel's record collection to be made into online museum Legendary DJ's collection to be part of Arts Council and BBC-backed interactive project

Peel's collection, which contains 25,000 LPs, 40,000 singles and many thousands of CDs, will become part of The Space, a new experimental digital service organised and funded by the Arts Council and the BBC.

The Arts Council will provide initial funding while the BBC will provide support and development advice. Further funding will be sought in the future to complete the project and make every record available online.

Tom Barker, Director, John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, said: "It is the first step in creating an interactive online museum with access to the entire collection, one of the most important archives in modern music history."-[NME]

John Peel passed away of a heart attack in 2004, and left a legacy of excellent music behind.

His "Peel Sessions" have featured everyone from Cocteau Twins to Belle & Sebastian to Napalm Death to Joy Division to ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead to Bolt Thrower, and pretty much serves as a who's who of some of the great bands of the 20th century and beyond. Watch Joy Division below...




Comments (14)

This sounds a"peel"ing. Let me go on "record" and say this guy is someone we should "disc"us and appreciate. He really has a good "track" record and doesn't put any unfair "spin" on bands.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 1:14 PM

1:14, I'm vomiting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 1:24 PM

1:24, baby bird is hungry

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 1:35 PM

Been a while since we had some John Peel news, thanks for this. I guess that he's enjoying himself by a beach somewhere, away from the madness that modern radio has become haha. I wish he'd come to America every now and then though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 1:41 PM

I bet he only listened to some of those albums once, if at all.

What a waste of money.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 1:41 PM

Ill never forget the day he died and how they played teenage kicks every hour on the hour...

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 1:42 PM

1:24 so go to the need to announce it on bv...what am I supposed to do for you? Eat a healthier diet and not so much hummus and maybe you won't vomit.

You're welcome,


Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 1:45 PM

He's dead? That's horrible. When, How?
Soooo, his apartment is available then? What?!? It's not like he's gonna be using it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 2:05 PM

This is a fantastic idea.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 2:05 PM

Best dead rock star memory = when Jerry "Fat Fuck" Garcia died of "too many cheeseburgers" the radio station announcing it played "He's Gone". The sun was setting, the effect was perfect.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012 2:07 PM

Another reminder of how good Joy Division was.

Posted by Eggs1234 | February 23, 2012 8:21 PM

john peel- thanks for tunes.

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Posted by Alain Tanaka | July 9, 2012 2:21 AM

john peel rules

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 4:33 PM

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