26 Oct 2004
John Peel 
John Peel has died aged 65. He had a heart attack whilst on holiday in Peru with his wife Sheila. His career in broadcasting had spanned a remarkable 40 years. This very sad news has come as a great shock to the world of music. Read the BBC News obituary here.

Here is a selection of Factory bands spanning 3 decades that recorded Peel Sessions: Joy Division, New Order, OMD, Happy Mondays, Section 25, The Wake, Crispy Ambulance and Hopper.

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