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Last Updated: Monday, 21 November 2005, 09:48 GMT
Peel tribute single goes on sale
John Peel
John Peel was renowned for championing new bands
A charity tribute single to late DJ John Peel has gone on sale in the UK.

Sir Elton John, Robert Plant and Roger Daltrey are among the musicians on the cover of the Buzzcocks' Ever Fallen in Love - one of Peel's favourite songs.

The single also features newer bands championed by the BBC DJ like The Futureheads and The Datsuns, as well as Buzzcocks' singer Pete Shelley.

Proceeds from the track, the brainchild of Peel's son Tom Ravenscroft, will go to Amnesty International.

Peel died in Peru on 25 October last year after suffering a heart attack.

John Peel Day

The recording features vocal and piano from Sir Elton, guitar by Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour and bass guitar by Peter Hook of New Order.

"We have tried to make the single a bit like one of Dad's shows, in that it's a mixture of different artists and styles," Mr Ravenscroft said.

"All the artists on the record have at sometime been played by Dad whether recently or before I was born and in some cases before they were really popular."

A number of the musicians on the single took to the stage to perform Ever Fallen In Love when Peel was posthumously inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame earlier this month.

In October, more than 300 concerts took place around the world to mark John Peel Day, held one year after his final Radio 1 show.

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