John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004),
known professionally as John Peel, was a British disc jockey and radio presenter.
He was one of the original DJs of Radio 1 in 1967 and at the time of his death in 2004
the only one remaining on Radio 1. Known for the extraordinary range of his taste in music
and the occasional mistakes (such as playing records at the wrong speed) that marked his shows,
John Peel was one of the most popular and respected DJs in the United Kingdom. His influence
on alternative rock, pop, and dance music is widely acknowledged as being incalculably large.
For more extended information on John Peel, please see Wikipedia... and - above all -
the wonderful John Peel Wiki steadily extended by his wide and dedicated fanbase!
John Peel and The Sisters of Mercy
The Sisters of Mercy did three Radio One Sessions, two with John Peel in 1982 and 1984, and the other one in 1983 with David 'Kid' Jensen.
The Sisters swear that John Peel played The Damage Done single twice, which was confirmed through the dedicated research of the John Peel Wiki.
Sisters tracks broadcast by John Peel
Here is a list of all Sisters tracks ever known to have been aired by John Peel as retrieved from the John Peel Wiki in February 2017.
We strongly recommend you check that lovely page to find more information on the individual broadcasts and their full content.
Thanks to Dan Ishikawa who researched and made the file and to Phil Verne who originally posted this file online, a compilation of all
- 28 November 1983: Alice
- 16 January 1984: Body Electric - (7") - CNT
- 26 December 1984: 'Emma' - (Peel Session)
- JP: "Possibly the longest fade in the history of recorded music...") - FF#15
- Peel March 1985: No Time To Cry
- (JP: "It does, I think, rather lack the vitality of their previous work.")
- 08 July 1996: Walk Away (session) (John Peel's Classic Sessions)