Tommy Allsup photo by Eric Shaiman, 2009

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...
Jerry Retzloff Lone Star Willie Nelson Rusty Wier

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...
Boyd Elder and "American Fetish - RIP" painted and adorned skull, late 1970s.

(No) AMF, Boyd Elder: Texas ‘Artlaw’ Dead at 74

Legendary Texas multi-media fine artist and rock ’n’ roll “artlaw” Boyd Elder, who spent a lifetime expressing his artistic vision with often flagrant disregard for...

Grateful Dead-Jefferson Starship at Lindley Meadows, 9/28/75

A very slightly edited version of a feature concert review of The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Starship that was first published in Cash Box...

Boyd Elder ‘No AMF’ Marfa Bash a Feast of Family, Friends, Art

Nearly 100 family members, friends and admirers of Texas artlaw Boyd Elder gathered at The Capri in Marfa, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 3, to...
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 listened to my...
Eagles: Their Greatest Hits, with cover art by Boyd Elder.

Boyd Elder Skull Art Featured on Eagles’ Best-Selling Album in US History

Texas artlaw Boyd Elder's eagle skull art for Eagles' best-selling 'Their Greatest Hits' album is owned by 38 million US music fans who don't know his name.

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,...
Waylon Jennings Are You Ready for the Country crop

Waylon Jennings – ‘Are You Ready for the Country,’ PUTT, 7-7-76

The Texas country outlaw's bid for a wider audience with 'Are You Ready for the Country' gets a closer look By Stephen K. Peeples The following...
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 Replay magazine story published...
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