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The Lines "Transit" 1981

It was a busy winter. We played more gigs during that season than at any other period. We also jettisoned most of our repertoire and wrote a new one. 255 more words

Performance

VINTAGE DOCUMENTARY CHARTS THE RISE OF THE SUPERSTAR DJ

Photo: John Peel

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VINTAGE DOCUMENTARY CHARTS THE RISE OF THE SUPERSTAR DJ.

Once upon a time, long, long before TV and computer technology made them irrelevant, the radio disc jockey was the person millions turned to in order to hear the latest, hippest, grooviest sounds their earholes could handle. 91 more words

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Things I loved in 2015: Nos. 5-1

After much suspense, here are my top five things of 2015, including what I recognize is a hopelessly idiosyncratic number one that nobody who reads this will ever check out. 1,708 more words

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The Lines "Hot Club of London" 1980

In my early teens I inherited a Grundig tape recorder from my grandfather Walter Conning. I already owned a small japanese recorder; now with two, a new world of possibilities opened up. 247 more words

Performance

Splendid Fred Tells Us What He Never Did

New record label Splendid Fred Records released on 8th December 2015 its compilation album A List of Things I Never Did, showcasing the variety of acts signed to its label. 737 more words

RIP Terence Dale Griffin

On January 17th, Dale Griffin, drummer and founding member of Mott the Hoople sadly passed aged 67 away after a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Best known for their hit song All the Young Dudes, written by David Bowie after he learned that the band were thinking of splitting due to a lack of commercial success, it became known as one of glam rock’s anthems. 76 more words

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In Memory Of John Peel Show: Jan 16th - Podcast & Playlist

The first show of 2016 is brimming with vital music.

In Memory of John Peel Show LIVE on Fridays noon-2pm Pacific time on freeform portland FM… 232 more words