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John Peel (I) (1939–2004)

John Peel was born on August 30, 1939 in Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, England as John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. He is known for his work on Teenage Kicks: The Undertones (2001), The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart (1997) and Rock Bottom (1992). He was married to Sheila Mary Gilhooly and Shirley Anne Milburn. He died on October 25, 2004... See full bio »


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The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart
Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom Himself - Presenter
Richard Thompson: Solitary Life
Richard Thompson: Solitary Life Himself - Narrator


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 2003 Play It Loud!
Radio DJ (voice)
 2002 Everyday Something (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2000 Five Seconds to Spare
Big Jon
 2000 Wild About Harry
Radio commentator (voice)
 1996 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series)
- Explode (1996) ... Announcer (voice)
 1994 Smashie and Nicey, the End of an Era (TV Movie)
John Past-Bedtime
 1987 The Laughing Prisoner (TV Movie)
 1984 Who Dares Wins (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1984)
 1973 The Goodies (TV Series)
Jimmy Saville
- Superstar (1973) ... Jimmy Saville
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Other Works:

Review, "Joni - A Leader Once Again," Published in "Sounds (UK)," 22 December 1973.

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3 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 13 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Everything changed when I heard [Elvis Presley]. Where there had been nothing, there was suddenly something. See more »


Regularly narrated documentaries and did voice overs for advertisements, too numerous to mention. See more »

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