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



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 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 – Cash Box, July 12, 1975

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



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 magazine story published June 1, 1976. Republished here by permission. By Stephen K. Peeples Tanya Tucker is on the ‘Midnight Special’ stage wearing a “Happy Days” T-shirt given her by Anson Williams, leaning into Dennis Linde’s Read More



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, Eagles, The Monkees, and Dozens More on 1996 CD-ROM By Stephen K. Peeples [A slightly edited 2014 version of an article written about “Henry Diltz Under the Covers” for Rhino Hot News, 1996, when the author was Rhino Entertainment’s Read More



Lewisohn Beatles Author to U.S. for Tune In

Lewisohn’s Beatles Invasion 2013: Late October Bi-Coastal Blitz for Bloomingdale’s Book Signings and Panels in NYC and L.A. Mark Lewisohn, the world-renowned and respected Beatles expert and author, heads from home in London to America this week on a bi-coastal blitz promoting “The Beatles — All These Years: Volume One: Tune In,”  leading up to Read More



Lennon, Ono, Rubin Talk About ‘Mike Douglas Show,’ Feb. 1972

John Lennon, Yoko Ono & Jerry Rubin Q-A with Rock Media after Co-Hosting ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ Week of Feb. 14-18, 1972 Note: The following Q&A was first published in Stephen K. Peeples’ book accompanying Rhino Home Video’s “John Lennon & Yoko Ono on ‘The Mike Douglas Show’” VHS boxed set, released in May 1998. Read More



KiNA: BiOGRAPHY (DreamWorks Records, 1999)

DreamWorks Records Kina Artist Bio by Stephen K. Peeples August 1999 “I’m a ball of emotion. And very sensitive. I come off guarded to most people. But most people just don’t realize how sensitive I am. My songs are raw emotion, just different aspects of it.” — Kina Kina, emotionally on fire, extremely sensitive, exceptionally wary, Read More



Roger McGuinn Q&A: The Folk Den, 04-02-99

Roger McGuinn Flies on the Web, Carries On Folk Tradition James Joseph McGuinn III, better known as Roger McGuinn, is a cofounder of The Byrds and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. His roots are in folk, and he is now using the Internet to further the folk tradition. He has several vintage and Read More



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

A very slightly edited version of a feature concert review first published in Cash Box magazine Oct. 11, 1975. By Stephen K. Peeples Associate Editor All photographs: Matthew Cupp SAN FRANCISCO – It’s an interesting sight to see upwards of 25,000 people smiling furiously on a cold and overcast day in San Francisco, as they Read More