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Book Title: The Olivetti Chronicles: Three Decades of Life and Music|
The author of the book: John Peel
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780593062142
The size of the: 557 KB
Edition: Bantam Press
Date of issue: 2008
Read full description of the books The Olivetti Chronicles: Three Decades of Life and Music:John Peel is best known for his four decades of radio broadcasting. His Radio 1 shows shaped the taste of successive generations of music lovers. His Radio 4 show, Home Truths, became required listening for millions. But all the while, Peel was also tapping away on his beloved Olivetti typewriter, creating copy for an array of patient editors. He wrote articles, columns and reviews for newspapers and magazines as diverse as The Listener, Oz, Gandalf's Garden, Sounds, the Observer, the Independent and Radio Times.Now for the first time, the best of these writings have been brought together - selected by his wife, Sheila, and his four children. Music, of course, is a central and recurring theme, and he writes on music in all its forms, from Tubular Bells to Berlin punk to Madonna. Here you can read John Peel on everything from the perils of shaving to the embarrassments of virginity, and from the strange joy of Eurovision to the horror of being sick in trains. At every stage, the writing is laced with John's brilliantly acute observations on the minutiae of everyday life.This endlessly entertaining book is essential reading for Peel fans and a reminder of just why he remains a truly great Briton.
Read information about the authorEnglish disc jockey, radio presenter and journalist, broadcasting regularly from 1967, until his death in 2004.
Peel celebrated music with his eclectic taste. He was one of the first radio DJs to play psychedelic rock, reggae and punk. He also played classic blues, folk music and psychedelic rock, with an emphasis on music emerging from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The 'Peel sessions' launched a lot of music careers. They usually consisted of four songs recorded by the artists live in the BBC's studios. These sessions were often the first big exposure for bands that would go on to become quite popular.
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