Mark Lewisohn and Stephen K. Peeples, 10-28-13

UPDATED: Lewisohn Beatles Bio ‘Tune In’ Paperback Now Due Sept. 3

By Stephen K. Peeples Beatles Historian Provides Inside Look at Best-Selling First Installment of 3-Volume Fab Four Biography Exclusive VIDEO Interview w/ Stephen K. Peeples Renowned Beatles historian, expert and author Mark Lewisohn’s “The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1 — Tune In” was published in his native Great Britain, the United States and Japan Read More

Boyd Elder's 'One of These Nights' and Rick Griffin's turkey breast cap. Composite: Randy Nauert.

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 published in Rocky Mountain Musical Express, Denver, Colo., March/April 1978. People who’ve had direct contact of one sort or Read More

Bob Dylan's Shadows in the Night

Grammy Legend Al Schmitt Previews Bob Dylan’s ‘Shadows in the Night’

“My wife thinks it’s a sexy record,” says Al Schmitt, who recorded and engineered the Dylan sessions at Capitol Studios in fall 2014 By Stephen K. Peeples Multiple Grammy-winner Al Schmitt, who recorded and engineered “Shadows in the Night,” Bob Dylan‘s homage to songs from the great American songbook as recorded by Frank Sinatra, recently Read More

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Roger McGuinn Interview w/ Stephen K. Peeples, 4-2-99

By Stephen K. Peeples Author’s note, Oct. 11, 2014: The following is an expanded version of my Roger McGuinn interview, a shorter version of which was first published at MP3.com on April 2, 1999. The site was offering artists a new way to release their music online independently, without a major record label in the Read More

Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples about Heartattack and Vine at Zoetrope

Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples, 9-4-80

With the appointment made to conduct a Tom Waits interview on the Zoetrope Studios lot in Hollywood on Sept. 4, 1980, I Read More

Reflections on Solid State Neon Faces jukebox

Reflections on Solid State Neon Faces

Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples comments on the transition of the neon jukebox from analog to digital for a Read More

Waylon Jennings: Ramblin' Man

Waylon Jennings: Ramblin’ Man – Cash Box, July 12, 1975

Country music outlaw Waylon Jennings spoke with Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples at RCA Records in Hollywood Read More

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Henry Diltz Under the Covers Spotlights Famed Album Photos

Renowned Rock Photographer Reveals Fascinating Stories Behind His Most Famous Album Covers for The Doors, CS&N, Read More

Tanya Tucker: Country Baby – Circus Magazine, June 1, 1976

Tanya Tucker: Country Baby – Circus, June 1, 1976

Country music superstar Tanya Tucker at age 17 spoke with Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples for a Circus Read More

Blast from the Past!

Boyd Elder's 'One of These Nights' and Rick Griffin's turkey breast cap. Composite: Randy Nauert.

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 published in Rocky Mountain Musical Express, Denver, Colo., March/April 1978. People who’ve had direct contact of one sort or Read More

roger-mcguinn-richie-havens-tom-petty-stephen-k-peeples-1994

By Stephen K. Peeples Author’s note, Oct. 11, 2014: The following is an expanded version of my Roger McGuinn interview, a shorter version of which was first published at MP3.com on April 2, 1999. The site was offering artists a new way to release their music online independently, without a major record label in the Read More

Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples about Heartattack and Vine at Zoetrope

With the appointment made to conduct a Tom Waits interview on the Zoetrope Studios lot in Hollywood on Sept. 4, 1980, I listened to my advance pressing of Waits’ “Heartattack and Vine” a few times at my Elektra/Asylum office on La Cienega, and focused my questions. Ironically, I had left Capitol Records at Hollywood and Vine Read More

Reflections on Solid State Neon Faces jukebox

Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples comments on the transition of the neon jukebox from analog to digital for a Replay magazine story published Nov. 1, 1977. By Stephen K. Peeples Seated at a back table near the Golden Rooster’s alleyway exit, my eyes fix a stare on the joint’s Fifties neon face (jukebox). Thirty Read More

Waylon Jennings: Ramblin' Man

Country music outlaw Waylon Jennings spoke with Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples at RCA Records in Hollywood for a Cash Box magazine feature published July 12, 1975. By Stephen K. Peeples Many artists project a schizophrenic split between their music and their personal lives; not so with Waylon Jennings. Waylon’s personal life is his Read More

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