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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...

Mark Lewisohn Beatles Bio Makes Others Obsolete

Review of 'The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1 — Tune In,’ First Installment of Lewisohn's 3-Part Biography The latest book by world-renowned Beatles expert Mark...
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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...
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Johnny Cash Roadshow Revival, Ventura, 2014-2015

Preview of Roadshow Revival 2015, and Flashback to Roadshow Revival 2014 By Stephen K. Peeples The seventh annual "Roadshow Revival: A Tribute to the Music of Johnny...
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Playboy Jazz Festival 2013 Swings June 15-16

Father’s Day Weekend Lineup Stars Sheila E., Naturally 7/Herbie Hancock, Trombone Shorty, the Brubeck Brothers, George Duke/Jeffrey Osborne and 15 More from Legends to...

Herb Pedersen Q&A on Earl Scruggs, 03-31-12

Folk-country-rock-bluegrass-Americana legend Herb Pedersen (Vern & Ray, The Dillards, Desert Rose Band, Loafer's Glory) spoke with me for a few minutes on Saturday, March...

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...
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Extended Edition of Lewisohn Beatles Bio ‘Tune In’ Out in U.S. Nov. 7

The complete, uncut and unabridged Extended Special Edition of "The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1 – Tune In" by noted Fab Four historian Mark Lewisohn will at...
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Klaatu Interview with Stephen K. Peeples – May 1980

Editor's note: This transcript of a May 1980 Klaatu interview with music journalist and Capitol Records Editorial Manager Stephen K. Peeples was first posted...
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Auction of Historic Gear from Les Paul Collection Raises Nearly $5M for Foundation

The Les Paul Estate and the Les Paul Foundation tied in with Julien’s Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 2012...
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