Posted by NikkiT2 on October 15, 2006, at 4:59:31
In reply to Re: Ordered a few books » fayeroe, posted by ClearSkies on October 14, 2006, at 22:28:51
and when I do.. its not healthy reading as a rule *l*
But. I have just finished "Margrave of the Marshes".. Its John Peels autobiography (though, h e died half way through writing so its also written by his wife)
He was a British rdio DJ.. probably THE BEST british radio DJ ever. He was well known for giving many bands and singers their start in this country and was an all round awesome guy. He lived in the area I grew up, and in our late teens / early twenties, we often had "John Peel Hunts" round the pubs of his local ara incase we ever found him.
We did once.. but were too scared to go talk to him *laughing*
I finished the book yesterdy.. 2 years to the day since he died, which seemed kind of right. Each year, on the thursday before the anniversary of his death, when his last broadcast had gone out, John Peel day is held.. Gigs and music events all round the country was held.
He was *really* loved..
I ejoyed it.. and I cried.. He was one of the good 'uns..