Extended Edition of Lewisohn Beatles Bio ‘Tune In’ Out in U.S. Nov. 7

The complete, uncut and unabridged Extended Special Edition of “The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1 – Tune In” by noted Fab Four historian Mark Lewisohn will at long last be available in the United States and Canada on November 7. “I’m delighted that the fullest version of ‘Tune In’ – the everything-I-wrote edition – is finally being made fully Read More

William A. Peeples II – June 16, 1921-November 21, 2003

The following is a November 2017 update of the obituary the family of William A. Peeples II wrote in November 2003. William Augustus (“Bill”) Peeples II, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, veteran newspaper editor and writer for the Miami News and the Los Angeles Times, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in Santa Monica, Calif., Read More

Country-Rock Pioneers Poco, Rusty Young at Canyon Club Nov. 10

Pioneering country-rock band Poco, led now by co-founder Rusty Young, is on the road celebrating its 50th anniversary and Young’s new solo album, “Waitin’ for the Sun,” and the group will bring the party to the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills Friday night, November 10. The band – Young (guitars, pedal steel), Jack Sundrud (bass, vocals), Michael Read More

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Hogtown Boys Make Good (1977)

This article about Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers by Stephen K. Peeples first appeared in Rock Around The World magazine, October 1977. Tom Petty casually strolls into the room, looking slightly slept-in and slightly more bored. He’s skinny, of medium height, and blonde, but as he drops into his designated seat, one gets the impression Read More

Rick Shaw, Miami Radio Legend – A Listener’s Appreciation

Miami radio legend Rick Shaw passed away at his home in Cooper City, Florida, on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was Read More

Boyd Elder – Encounters of the Southwestern Kind, 1978

A close encounter with the artist who created the skull art for Eagles' 'One of These Nights' and 'Their Greatest Read More

Perdomo Shines on ‘The Golden Hour’

Los Angeles-based session ace and producer Fernando Perdomo echoes the sound and sensitivity of classic '70s Read More

Monterey International Pop Festival: The Book – Summer of Love 1967

The Monterey International Pop Festival Boxed Set Rhino/MIPF, October 1992 Boxed Set Co-Produced and Book Read More

Sgt. Pepper Spiced My Summer of Love 50 Years Ago

This is not a review of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" 50th-anniversary package, out May 25, a Read More

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Boyd Elder – Encounters of the Southwestern Kind, 1978

A close encounter with the artist who created the skull art for Eagles’ ‘One of These Nights’ and ‘Their Greatest Hits’ By Stephen K. Peeples Boyd Elder Profile revised and republished March 30, 2015. First version was published in Rocky Mountain Musical Express, Denver, Colo., March/April 1978. People who’ve had direct contact of one sort Read More

Lone Star Beer: Texas Music and Texas Beer Join Forces (1976)

The Backstory: In late 1975, Lone Star Brewing Co. marketing executives Jerry Retzloff and Barry Sullivan spoke with this reporter at length about the budding brew-mance between Texas musicians and Lone Star Beer. The resulting feature appeared in the February 14, 1976 edition of Cash Box, then one of the music industry’s top three trade Read More

Tommy Allsup on Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Bob Wills, Texas Playboys

Guitarist-producer Tommy Allsup, best-known as a member of The Crickets led by songwriter-singer-guitarist Buddy Holly, died in Springfield, Missouri on January 12, 2017, at the age of 85 – but not before leaving an influential musical legacy of his own. Born on his Cherokee mother’s allotment near Owasso, Oklahoma, the 12th of 13 children, Allsup and his Read More

Klaatu Interview with Stephen K. Peeples – May 1980

Editor’s note: This transcript of a May 1980 Klaatu interview with music journalist and Capitol Records Editorial Manager Stephen K. Peeples was first posted online at http://klaatu.org/. What follows is the transcript of an interview I conducted in May 1980 with the then-mysterious rock band Klaatu, named after the human-like alien visitor to Earth played Read More

Bob Dylan Nobel Speech 12-10-16

The Bob Dylan Nobel speech was given by the United States Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji, at the Nobel Banquet, 10 December 2016. Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Here are Dylan’s remarks: Good evening, everyone. I extend my warmest greetings to Read More

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