John Peel: The Space salutes the tastes of a man in cut-off denim shorts
JOHN Peel, the deceased BBC Radio 1 DJ, had a massive collection of 25,000 vinyl records. The John Peel Centre, in Stowmarket, has created The Space, a project that aims to recreate Peel’s studio and archive. The centre is releasing the names of those deemed good enough to have made it into the collection 100 at a time.
The idea is that Peel had great taste and will bring new music to the masses – songs like Mike Absalom’s Save The Last Gherkin For Me (1968).
If you like John Peel, you will look at the collection. If you don’t like John Peel or know who he was, you may need more persuading to follow the tastes of man who sported a beard and cut off denim shorts…