John Robert Parker Ravenscoft 1939-2004

John Robert Parker Ravenscoft, better known as the legendary radio broadcaster John Peel, has died while on a working holiday in Peru. Many individuals and bands owe their careers to his dedicated and individualistic approach to supporting new and emerging talent throughout his 40 years in radio. He will be greatly missed.

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