An original member of the pirate radio on Radio London, John Peel is a legend within British radio culture and history. In 1976, instead of trying to stop Radio London, BBC gave John Peel his own show.
Since then, he dedicated himself to his true passion; music. He was very open-mindedness with his musical tastes and often supported the pioneering music of the times, even if the mainstream had trouble accepting it.
He loved music from pop to jazz, from soul to punk and even into the burgeoning heavy metal scene in the ’70s through to extreme artists like Napalm Death on his shows in the ’80s.
John Peel left an indelible mark on British radio and was an inspiration to the careers of so many around him, making him one of the greatest radio presenters to ever live.
As of 2023, John Peel is estimated to have a net worth of $4 million.
I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.John Peel