News and Reviews

News and reviews about music, concerts, events, technology and more by Stephen K. Peeples.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Hogtown Boys Make Good (1977)

This article about Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers by Stephen K. Peeples first appeared in Rock Around The World magazine, October 1977. Tom Petty casually...
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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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Perdomo Shines on ‘The Golden Hour’

Los Angeles-based session ace and producer Fernando Perdomo echoes the sound and sensitivity of classic '70s singer-songwriter records with his latest solo album, "The...
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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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Sgt. Pepper Spiced My Summer of Love 50 Years Ago

This is not a review of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" 50th-anniversary package, out May 25, a week shy of 50...
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David Bowie Pianist Mike Garson Headlines Benefit for Kids’ Cancer Cures

LOS ANGELES — Mike Garson, longtime pianist and composer for David Bowie, will headline a concert and fundraiser for the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue...
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First Rod Bennett Scholarships Go to Saugus High Seniors

Bennett Scholarships update: Saugus High School graduating seniors James Klipfel and Diego Rumer (pictured at left) received the first two Rod Bennett Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund awards at...
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Guitarist Jim Hagen Grooves with Rod Bennett’s Vibes on ‘Jazzical’

For veteran contemporary jazz guitarist Jim Hagen, "Jazzical" is more than the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2012 eponymous debut. "Jazzical" is also a sublime...

Obituary – Rodger Joseph Miceli, USS Midway Veteran, USPS Retiree

Rodger Joseph Miceli, U.S. Navy and USS Midway veteran, retired United States Postal Service letter carrier, cosmetologist, artist, and longtime resident of Carlsbad, California,...
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Ballad of Eternal Love Brings ‘Hope’ for Mother’s Day 2017

As we prepare to honor women everywhere on Mother’s Day 2017 Sunday, May 14, a beautiful new ballad of eternal love titled “Never Let...
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