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In pictures: John Peel funeral
Sir Elton John's wreath
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Sir Elton John sent a wreath with a personal message thanking Peel for his years of dedication to music.
Jack White
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Jack White of the White Stripes was one of the musicians at the funeral who credited Peel with helping launch his band. The White Stripes appeared several times on Peel's Radio 1 show.
Crowd scene
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Mourners who could not find a place in the cathedral followed the service via loudspeakers outside...
Crowd scene
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...thousands of people went to the town of Bury St Edmunds to pay their respects to the legendary DJ.
Sheila Peel, widow of John
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Peel's widow Sheila was surrounded by family members as she entered the cathedral.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley worked with John Peel on many occasions at the Glastonbury festival
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BBC Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley, who worked with John Peel on many occasions at the Glastonbury festival, was one of the first to arrive at the cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.
Also paying his respects was singer Jarvis Cocker whose band Pulp was promoted by John Peel on his radio show
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Also paying his respects was singer Jarvis Cocker whose band Pulp was promoted by John Peel on his radio show.
Paul Gambaccini gave a eulogy saying Peel had broken more artists than any other DJ in the history of radio.
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Paul Gambaccini gave a eulogy, saying Peel had broken more artists than any other DJ in the history of radio.
Another colleague, Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale, attended the service.
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Another colleague, Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale, attended the service.
Griff Rhys Jones
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Griff Rhys Jones lived close to Peel in Suffolk. Peel was also one of the celebrities who backed a project on Rhys Jones' Restoration TV show, advocating saving Greyfriars Tower in King's Lynn, Norfolk.
The coffin's arrival and departure was greeted with applause by mourners outside.
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The coffin's arrival - and departure to the sound of Teenage Kicks by The Undertones, Peel's favourite track - was greeted with applause by mourners outside.






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