Iggy Pop To Deliver John Peel Lecture On Free Music In A Capitalist Society – The Guardian
Iggy Pop will deliver the fourth annual John Peel lecture at this year’s Radio festival on the subject of “free music in a capitalist society.” Taking place in Salford on October 13, Pop’s first lecture will be broadcast live on BBC 6 Music and broadcast on BBC4 at 8pm on October 19.
Peel was the first DJ to play the Stooges on UK Radio, bringing the track “Little Doll” from their debut album to listeners in August 1969. Iggy Pop had this to say about the late broadcaster:
I get the feeling that John was the kind of guy who would have done his job for nothing, as long as he felt great about it. So we have that in common. I was interested to learn that he found his voice in large part through his wanderings in America. Sometimes it takes strange circumstances to provide a mirror in which to find yourself. Anyway, he’s done a lot to give others a voice, and that’s the most important gift you can give. Here was a person with strong opinions and enthusiasms who wasn’t defined by any system, because of that his show became an exciting location, kind of like a shop that’s a good hang. So it was a social as well as a musical phenomenon.
Read more at The Guardian.