© David John - Flickr: DavenJohn


Have a thumb through John Peel’s records

Posted at 2:30 pm, May 1, 2012 in Music & Nightlife
The Space

Good news for music lovers: John Peel’s gargantuan record collection is finally being made available for public perusal. Music fans can now paw through his home-vaults in Stowmarket as they become digitalised into an interactive online museum. From this morning, the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts has embarked on a mammoth project to upload the details of Peel’s cherished stacks, together with his original typewritten index cards, notes and annotations. Week by week, the Centre’s curators will add 100 more selections from his 65,000-strong archive. Peel’s widow, Sheila Ravenscroft explains: ‘There’ll be information about the record sleeve, front and back, all the information about the record itself, as well as whether John rated the album or not.’ This morning brings the first 100 so go have a thumb through John’s crates. Will Davenport

Check it out now at thespace.org.

Tags: , , , , ,