Live In Session: Property From The John Peel Archive

Auction Bonhams

A pioneering DJ, broadcaster, producer, and journalist, John Peel (1939 - 2004) arguably did more for modern music than any single broadcaster. He helped launch the careers of countless musicians, including: The Sex Pistols, Joy Division, Nirvana, The Undertones, The Fall, Pink Floyd, T-Rex, David Bowie, The Cure, The Clash, The Damned, and Queen. Creator of the famous Peel Sessions on Radio 1, his legacy was marked with a stage named in his honour at Glastonbury Festival – ‘The John Peel Stage’ – a tribute to the late and great DJ, commemorating his influence on new music culture. 

Now highlights from his personal archive, featuring radio-played test pressings from landmark musicians, rare records, personal correspondence, and memorabilia, will be offered at auction for the first time ever, at Bonhams Knightsbridge. The sale, Live In Session: Property From The John Peel Archive, will be held on the 14 June, the week before the long-awaited 50th anniversary of Glastonbury.

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