[This is a repost, originally appeared here]

John Peel

I have a cunning plan.

Put this date in your diary:

25th October

An explanation…

In 2010 on Teenage Kicks that if John Peel was still alive he would have been 71 years old… He probably wouldn’t still be on Radio 1, but I bet he’d be on 6Music.

6 Music is a (sort of) legacy from Peel, the station has been saved (for now) but the threat of closure still hangs over it’s head.

After looking around for other John Parker Ravenscroft mentions a plan began to formulate.

There was John Peel Day, started by Radio 1 a year after he died, but then they stopped. The day still continued with various events taking place [click here for 2011 events], but sadly these shows are getting less and less every year.

We shouldn’t forget his memory and should not forget his legacy. All those bands… all that music we discovered because of him.

There should be a web version of the John Peel Day, but this one being for those who listened…

So on 25th October I want everybody to post a Peel Session track by any of their favourite bands. If you are a Facebook user post a link to a video on your page. If you are a blogger then how about writing something. – If you are on Twitter: on October 25th post a tweet using the hashtag: #keepingitpeel and add a song or video clip – again from a Peel Session.

That date, you’ve probably already worked out, is the date when we lost the great man…

This was partly inspired by JC using the same idea he had with the Paul Haig Day and I hope that he and all his fellow writers will join in to support this one.

» Your help is needed: Please write about or tweet #keepingitpeel on Oct 25th.

If you’d like to give a hand it would be most welcome. You can Contact Me Here.

For now to get you in the mood… a preview of #keepingitpeel on 25TH OCTOBER – Some tracks from Mr Peel’s all time favourite band:

The Fall - Kicker Conspiracy » The Fall – Eat Y’Self Fitter

» The Fall – Hit The North

» The Fall – Theme From Sparta FC

» The Fall – Kicker Conspiracy

Extra Time – A couple of football and music/John Peel related items I found:

John Peel interviews Ian Rush
A very surreal ambient track using the voice of John Peel

» There is now a dedicated website and Twitter account created for the event. Please visit:

Twitter: @keepingitpeel

» keepingitpeel.wordpress.com

and finally…

The obligatory, seminal, legendary track:

» The Undertones – Teenage Kicks


#keepingitpeel – 25TH OCTOBER

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