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

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

Santa Clarita Remembers Good Vibes with Rod Bennett

Family, Friends, Students & Bandmates Flood Social Media with Tributes and Memories By Stephen K. Peeples Longtime Santa Clarita resident and Arroyo Seco Junior High School band director Rod Bennett’s tragic death late Wednesday afternoon, May 25, while on a routine (for him) cycle ride, has hit the Santa Clarita community hard. As news of Read More

Rod Bennett Tribute – Hagen Jazz Leader Jim Hagen

Bennett and Hagen Were Musical Collaborators for More Than a Decade By Stephen K. Peeples Santa Clarita jazz vibes and percussion ace Rod Bennett, who died in a hit-and-run collision with a car while riding his bike in Placerita Canyon Wednesday, May 25, gigged and recorded with Santa Clarita jazz guitarist and bandleader Jim Hagen Read More

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 record producer best-known for his groundbreaking work with The Beatles between 1962-1970, died in London Tuesday night, March 8, 2016, local time. The six-time Grammy winner was 90. News Read More

Frank Sinatra Centennial – ‘A Voice on Air’ Radio Collection

Exclusive Q&A with Frank Sinatra Boxed Set Producer Charles L. Granata & Associate Producer Martin Melucci UPDATED with more photos By Stephen K. Peeples Music fans worldwide celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra‘s birth on Dec. 12, 1915, and leading the centennial tributes is “Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air,” a four-CD collection of “The Voice’s” Read More

Is Kinky Friedman ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met’?

UPDATED WITH VIDEOS Notorious Texas Troubadour Wraps Coast-to-Coast ‘Bi-Polar’ Tour at McCabe’s Dec. 5-6 By Stephen K. Peeples The night after Kinky Friedman finished recording “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” between the epic floods of spring 2015, the Texas-based singer-songwriter, humorist, entrepreneur and raconteur played the rough mixes for a couple of visitors. Friedman Read More

Beatles 1 Reissue Sights & Sounds Rock Grammy Museum

Grammy-Winning Audio Producer Giles Martin, Filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hogg Discuss New Mixes of Beatles Hits, Restored Film Clips Spanning 1962-1970 By Stephen K. Peeples “Beatles 1” and “Beatles 1+” reissue audio producer-engineer ‎Giles Martin and renowned film director ‎Michael Lindsay-Hogg appeared live at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, Read More