John Peel

1939 - 2004

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John Robert Parker Ravenscroft (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as 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 was one of the first broadcasters to play psychedelic rock and progressive rock records on British radio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Peel has received more than 1,620,348 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). John Peel is the 23rd most popular presenter (down from 22nd in 2019), the 2,275th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,228th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Presenter.

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  • 29

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  • 2.63

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  • 4.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, John Peel ranks 23 out of 109Before him are Nick Vujicic, Sharon Osbourne, Rudi Carrell, Michael Buffer, Howard Stern, and Mike Bongiorno. After him are Regis Philbin, Conan O'Brien, Thomas Gottschalk, David Frost, Barbara Walters, and Casey Kasem.

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Among people born in 1939, John Peel ranks 223Before him are Zeng Qinghong, Patrick Wayne, Phil Read, Roy Buchanan, Leonid Kanevsky, and Lidiya Skoblikova. After him are Samantha Eggar, Vaçe Zela, Gösta Ekman, John Amos, Vladimir Durković, and Peter Revson. Among people deceased in 2004, John Peel ranks 122Before him are Thomas Gold, Tiziano Terzani, Helmut Griem, Jacques Georges, Ryszard Kukliński, and Antonio Gades. After him are Kalevi Sorsa, Carvalho Leite, Dimebag Darrell, Carlo Rustichelli, Sekiji Sasano, and Miklós Fehér.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Peel ranks 2,275 out of 6,924Before him are John Christopher (1922), Trevor Horn (1949), Thomas Morley (1557), Peter Cheyney (1896), Tommy Flanagan (1965), and Edward Arthur Milne (1896). After him are Gordon Jackson (1923), Samantha Eggar (1939), Jock Stein (1922), John Mahoney (1940), J. M. E. McTaggart (1866), and Graham Sutherland (1903).

Among PRESENTERS In United Kingdom

Among presenters born in United Kingdom, John Peel ranks 4Before him are David Attenborough (1926), Bear Grylls (1974), and Sharon Osbourne (1952). After him are David Frost (1939), Tony Wilson (1950), Bruce Forsyth (1928), John Oliver (1977), Caroline Flack (1979), Matt Lucas (1974), Alexa Chung (1983), and Charlie Brooker (1971).