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John Peel-A Life In Music' was published in 2004, and as the man himself passed away in October of that year, this short little book could be seen as another of those 'cashing in' biographies. However, Michael Heatley's treatment of his subject is certainly affectionate and something of a tribute to the man and his forty years of broadcasts. It is a monumental achievement, and essential reading for all those whose tastes Peel influenced over so many years
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Michael Heatley The Complete Deep Purple. Michael Heatley John Peel - A Life In Music. Heatley, Michael (1997). Neil Young: in his own words.
In 1995, he wrote the liner notes to Rolf's best-selling album Rolf Rules OK! Since 1977 he has written more than a hundred music, sport and TV books. Michael Heatley The Complete Deep Purple. London, New York: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-7119-6161-6. Heatley, Michael (17 July 2009). Michael Jackson: Life of a Legend.
Book Overview This highly successful biography by Michael Heatley, now in paperback, traces Peel's fascinating life from boyhood an. .
John Peel had a pioneering radio career that spanned almost forty years, in which he championed left-field sounds from Captain Beefheart to Siouxsie and the Banshees. When he died suddenly at the age of sixty-five in October 2004, millions mourned the loss of this quirky, influential figure.
Michael Heatley's John Peel: A Life in Music is the more meticulously factual of the two. He tells us Peel was born two days before the national evacuation began in 1939; that he first played 'Anarchy in the UK' on 19 November 1976. By contrast, Mick Wall's homage presents us with a leisurely stroll through the life of an 'irreplacable man'.
John Peel wrote in his autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes, that the band of which he owned the most records . John Peel: A Life in Music. Michael O'Mara Books. Heatley, p. 17. ^ "John Peel's Record Box", 2005.
John Peel wrote in his autobiography, Margrave of the Marshes, that the band of which he owned the most records was The Fall. p. 12. ISBN 1-84317-151-1. "Peel, John (1939–2004), radio and television broadcaster : Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - oi". oxfordindex. a b c Andy Chapman and Coal Latter, "John Peel", Flipside, whole no. 65 (Spring 1990), pp. 47–49.
Heatley, Michael (2004). Ch 29: No Thistles For Eeyore: Life With John Peel. Roche, Tom. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (originally published Stomp and Stammer), p183-192. "GO WEST is a novel about Charlie Bread, self-styled Antiques Whisperer and forgery hunte. n the trail of a mysterious document that may have been written by the inventor of Peter Pan, his life becomes a road movie full of pursuit and intrigue, soundtracked by old John Peel shows. Ch 14: The Day I Heard John Peel Died. Interviews: John Peel, p168-73.