John Peel

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The Peel Festive Fifties
(From 2006 Dandelion Radio Kept The Lists Alive)

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John Peel's Festive 50's

For those who were never fortunate enough to hear his show, John Peel was a highly respected DJ with BBC Radio One from 1967 until his sudden death in October 2004.

John broadcasted a listener’s poll of favourite records each year for as long as I can remember. Each year, before the end of November, you send in your three favourite tracks for the year and through the wonders of science, and other arcane acts, the festive fifty is born. Peel described the inner workings of fifty compilation in an Observer articles in 1986 and 1987. There are also articles that appeared in NME from 1988 and 1989.

In June 1998 John Peel was honoured for services to broadcasting with an OBE.

Lee Thacker is currently putting a book together based on the Festive Fifty number ones.
Visit his Blog and supply some feedback.

There is now a Romainian translation of the lists that Alexander Ovsov [] has put together here.

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From Private Eye Magazine  No.1121  - 10/12/04

Private Eye Article

Margrave Of The Marshes