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Buffalo Springfield Again at Wild Honey Autism Benefit Show Feb. 17

It's the event of the season: The all-star Wild Honey Orchestra & Friends will play the music of pioneering folk-country-rock band Buffalo Springfield in a...
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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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Sir George Martin Tribute – Mark Lewisohn, Beatles Biographer

By Stephen K. Peeples U.S. Exclusive: Beatles Author and Sir George Martin Collaborator Talks About Legendary Producer's Life and Legacy Sir George Martin, the legendary British...
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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...
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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...

Famed Rock Bassist Tim Bogert Guest of Honor at All-Star Bash

This is a preview of the March 2012 Tim Bogert bash; a recap follows with a link to photos from the event. You can nurse...

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'...
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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 Written by Stephen K. Peeples, Grammy Nominee, and Co-Produced and Designed by Geoff...
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Rick Shaw, Miami Radio Legend – A WQAM Listener’s Appreciation

Miami radio legend Rick Shaw passed away at his home in Cooper City, Florida, on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was 78. Shaw was the top-rated...
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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...
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