Peeples' Blasts from the Past

Stories and more by Stephen K. Peeples spanning 1975-now.

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

UPDATED: Lewisohn Beatles Bio ‘Tune In’ Paperback Out October 2016

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 The long-awaited 944-page paperback edition of renowned Beatles historian, expert and author Mark Lewisohn’s “The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1 – Tune In” was published October 11, 2016 by Read More

Ron Howard Beatles Touring Years Doc Due Sept. 16

First ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years’ trailer debuts; film premieres theatrically Sept. 16 and streams on Hulu Sept. 17 Edited By Stephen K. Peeples Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and much-anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ touring years 1962-1966, “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,” Read More

UPDATED – Beatles Hollywood Bowl CD Reissue Due in September

Long-Awaited Digital Remastering of Beatles Hollywood Bowl Performances from 1964 and 1965 Without Bogus Audience Track Precedes World Premiere of “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” Film Documentary by Ron Howard By Stephen K. Peeples Apple Corps Ltd. and the Universal Music Group revealed today that an updated, expanded and remastered Read More

Trump-Pena Nieto Mexico Summit – First News Dispatch

Breaking News: Trump Earns Illegal Alien Status, Detained in Mexico By Stephen K. Peeples Businessman and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto were to meet privately in Mexico City Wednesday afternoon, August 31, just a few hours before Trump will be in Phoenix, Arizona, to deliver what he has billed Read More

Ken Sharp ‘New Mourning’ – Bright Power Pop with a Dark Side

New Album by Musician-Author Who Wrote the Book(s) on the Genre; Troubadour Debut September 2 By Stephen K. Peeples With melodic, hook-filled power chords, layers of jangling guitars and stacked vocal harmonies, and dark lyrics borne of a good relationship gone bad, “New Mourning” by singer-writer-guitarist and author Ken Sharp is not your typical indie Read More

Beatles 2016 – 50-Year Flashback to Beatles 1966

Fans and Critics Celebrate ‘Revolver,’ Lennon’s Jesus Flap, and More than 50 Years of Beatlemania By Stephen K. Peeples   It may be half a century since Beatles 1966, but it’s like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr never left. This fall, Beatles fans and critics worldwide are celebrating the lads from Liverpool’s third Read More

Buddy Guy & Quinn Sullivan Playboy Jazz Q&A, June 2011

By Stephen K. Peeples Chicago blues legend, Grammy-winner, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy returns to the Hollywood Bowl August 10, 2016, five years after the Stratocaster blaster and then-12-year-old Strat-slinging protegé Quinn Sullivan blew away 18,000-plus fans at the Playboy Jazz Festival. Guy, who just turned 80 on July 29, is co-headlining a Read More

‘Strat Cats’ Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy Tour U.S., Rock Hollywood Bowl Aug. 10

By Stephen K. Peeples Grammy-winning Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame icons and Fender Stratocaster-playing “Strat Cats” Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy hit the road this week on a co-headlining tour of the United States, kicking off Tuesday, July 19, at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. An August 10 performance with the Los Angeles Read More

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 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