He is proud of the fact that he introduced the BBC’s late John Peel to the punk anthem “Teenage Kicks”, which propelled local band The Undertones to international prominence. Peel said it was his favourite song.
Mr Hooley is also known for the time he punched John Lennon at a party because the Beatle said something in support of the IRA. He also took Bob Dylan to task for not campaigning against the Vietnam war, provoking the folk legend into saying: “Why don’t you just eff off
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