Shocked and sad to hear of John Peel’s death. As an ‘alternative’ Disc Jockey he was an important part of Rock’s early awakening in the UK.
Through his “Sounds of the 70’s” programme he was the first person ever to play Queen music on the radio – live sessions recorded during the making of our first album, especially for his show, with Engineer/Producer Geoff Griffin. He was always the first to take a chance with a new or unknown act, from the early days of Tyrannosaurus Rex and Captain Beefheart, through “progressive” Rock bands like us, through Punk, and onwards. As music changed through the years he seemed to be able to keep an open mind. He will be sadly missed.