Yesterday the Guardian reported that John Peel’s record collection (or part thereof) is now available to view online. Given that the legendary British broadcaster had collected over 26,000 albums, 40,000 singles and countless CDs, it’s understandable that they couldn’t manage to have all of it available to view! John Peel’s family, The John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts, Eye Film and TV, and website company Klik, have worked together to create an online archive of John Peel’s record collection, including specially created videos of key artists, John Peel’s home movies, John’s hand-typed note cards, and other content. The website will be updated weekly with the first 100 of each letter of John’s collection released one a week from 1st May 2012 to 1st Oct 2012. The letter “A” is available to view now.
The John Peel project is available to view on The Space until October of this year and the website itself is interactive and beautifully designed. Definitely worth a visit for music and design geeks.