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

Jack Mack Rhythm & Blues Revue finale

UPDATED: Jack Mack Rhythm & Blues Revue Rips Up Canyon Club

Jack Mack Review by Stephen K. Peeples Updated to include exclusive interview with Jack Mack co-founder and guitarist Andrew Kastner The soul-stirring Jack Mack & The...
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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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Willie Nelson, Lone Star Jerry Retzloff & The Texas Music Conspiracy

Former Lone Star Brewing Co. district sales manager Jerry Retzloff flashed back half a lifetime to Austin and the Texas music scene in the...
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Armadillo Rising – Wittliff Collection Rocks 1970s Austin Music Scene

Bill Wittliff and The Wittliff Collections' "Armadillo Rising: Austin's Music Scene in the 1970s" event attracted a standing-room-only audience of Texas music and pop...
Hard Six Behind the Lens

Hard Six ‘Behind the Lens’ Rocks with Stephen K. Peeples

Ventura's outlaw punkabilly trio Hard Six launched "Behind the Lens," an exhibit of 19 photos of the band shot by 10 Southern California photographers,...
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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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Del Shannon on Tom Petty, ‘Drop Down and Get Me’

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame member Del Shannon of "Runaway," "Hats Off to Larry" and "Little Town Flirt" renown in the early '60s...
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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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Bob Dylan Nobel Speech 12-10-16

The Bob Dylan Nobel speech was given by the United States Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji, at the Nobel Banquet, 10 December 2016. Dylan was awarded...
Mark Lewisohn and Stephen K. Peeples, 10-28-13

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...
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