It was 7 years ago today that we lost the Prophet John Peel (pbuh). No-one came close to John for his love for a wide array of weird and wonderful music. Sadly, since his passing no one person has replaced him. It’s as if the magic that was John has been spread far and wide, but not settled in one place. Many people cite him as their influence (myself included) and you can certainly find great internet radio stations and podcasts that attempt to follow his lead.
So, why not take a look at your record collection. Do you have anything by The Fall, Stiff Little Fingers, Joy Division, Bob Marley, Aswad, Kanda Bongo Man, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa or The Undertones (to name but a few) in your collection? It probably got there because of John. Take it out and play it loud today!