Awh - to say I feel gutted is a cliched understatement.
He was crucial in introducing me to more bands than I can count: his show has been a mainstay of inspiring my music collection for more than 15 years.
Condolences to his family: the shows from Peelacres made us all feel that we knew you and we shared so much of your family's life.
Many will miss him, but to honour him we have to keep looking forward.
Cheers John - what a hero you were.
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