The late British singer-songwriter Sandy Denny recorded her track You Never Wanted Me for John Peel's Top Gear show in 1968.
Peel set up his own short-lived record label in the late 60s, called Dandelion. It gave him the opportunity to record one of his heroes, Gene Vincent.
Peel regularly topped music paper Best DJ polls and in 1998 he was awarded an OBE.
A sample of Top Gear, the show John Peel made his own