John Peel’s Vault

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For almost 40 years, the late BBC radio host John Peel spun cutting-edge tracks and launched entire careers with his legendary “Peel Sessions.” Along the way, he amassed an enormous, meticulously organized music collection. Now, artifacts from that collection are finding a home online. Joining us to tell us more about the project are Tom Barker of the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, and Peel’s widow, Sheila Ravenscroft.

And, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth tell us about recording with John Peel for his famous Peel Sessions.

1968's "Save the Last Gherkin for Me" by Mike Absalom bears the number 00001 in Peel's filing system.
1968's "Save the Last Gherkin for Me" by Mike Absalom bears the number 00001 in Peel's filing system.
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