John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004.

Peel’s Radio 1 shows were notable for the regular “Peel Sessions”, which usually consisted of four songs recorded by an artist live in the BBC’s studios, and which often provided the first major national coverage to bands that later would achieve great fame.

By all accounts, The Wailers made 2 visits to Peel’s show:  1 May 1973 and 26 November 1973.  They played live in studio both times and were interviewed as well.

Aside from having one of the largest record collections in the world, Peel also owned thousands of studio interviews and performances spanning his 40 years in the business.

Click here to read about The Wailers’ appearances on Peel’s radio show.

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