Iggy Pop is going to deliver a John Peel Lecture this year. He will talk about free music in his lecture on the 13th of October.
Iggy Pop is quite a legendary musician. He is also known as Punk's Godfather. This iconic singer will deliver his John Peel Lecture this year. The main subject of Iggy's lecture will be the status of "free music in a capitalist society."
He will deliver the lecture on 13th October. BBC 6 Music will air this lecture live. Do not forget that Iggy Pop also hosts a show on a weekly basis on this digital radio station. BBC Four will air Iggy's John Peel Lecture later on.
What is a John Peel Lecture? It is actually an event that has been celebrated each year since 2011. John Peel was a famous broadcaster of BBC Radio 1. He died in 2004.
BBC Radio started delivering a lecture bearing his name each year to honor the services of its longtime broadcaster. Famous musicians and singers delivered this lecture each year in which they discuss the "state of music and the music industry."
Charlotte Church, Billy Bragg and Pete Townshend are the musicians who delivered lectures in the previous three years. Now it’s Iggy's turn to share his thoughts on music.
And Iggy Pop also knows John Peel. Actually, Peel "was the first person to play Iggy Pop's band The Stooges on British radio with the track Little Doll from their debut album in August 1969," according to BBC.
Pop admired Peel efforts to give new singers a chance to show their vocal talent. He said that Peel had "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 enthusiasm 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," he said. "So it was a social as well as a musical phenomenon."
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"I've never given a lecture in my life, but on this day I'm going to attempt a discussion on the subject of free music in a capitalist society. This is a struggle which will never end."