John Peel session producer Dale Griffin dies

Dale Griffin

I was really sad to hear that Dale Griffin has died. The news comes only a week after the world lost David Bowie whom helped Dale’s band Mott The Hoople to success in the early 1970s.

For many of you Dale Griffin was also known as the producer of many John Peel Sessions. Between 1981 and 1994 he produced around 2,000 of the sessions for the show on Radio 1 and you will have some of these recordings in your collection.

He would have helped to shape the sound of many Creation bands when recording studio costs were expensive, these sessions would have also given huge exposure on the John Peel show which for many was the only way to hear new music in pre-internet days. I spent many evenings myself recording these sessions off the radio on cassette.

Below you can hear a selection of tracks Dale produced by Creation bands.

Primal Scream – 6th May 1986

The Jesus & Mary Chain – 3rd February 1985

The House of Love – 7th June 1988

My Bloody Valentine – 5th October 1988

The Telescopes – 16th May 1989

Silverfish – 5th October 1989

Ride – 4th February 1990

Slowdive – 26th March 1991

The Boo Radleys – 5th September 1991