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Influential DJ John Peel Dies

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Influential DJ John Peel Dies

Influential DJ John Peel Dies

Influential DJ John Peel Dies

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BBC disc jockey John Peel, whose nightly Radio One program is credited with launching the careers of bands including New Order and Joy Division, suffered a fatal heart attack Monday. Peel's boss at Radio One, Rhys Hughes, talks about his legacy.

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