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Stephen K. Peeples interviews ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons at the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, Nov. 29, 1975.

ZZ Top: 1975 Flashback with That Li’l Ol’ Band from Texas

ZZ Top kicked off their 50th-anniversary tour of the States in summer 2019, prompting me to revisit the feature I wrote about the "Li'l...
Boyd Elder and "American Fetish - RIP" painted and adorned skull, late 1970s.

(No) AMF, Boyd Elder: Texas ‘Artlaw’ Dead at 74

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Legendary Texas multi-media fine artist and rock ’n’ roll “artlaw” Boyd Elder, who spent a lifetime expressing his artistic vision with often flagrant disregard for...
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‘Supernatural’ Fate for Texas Artist Boyd Elder’s ‘Y6 Sunrise’ Bull Skull

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Actor Jensen Ackles Adds Storied Bull Skull Art Piece to his Texas Art Collection By Stephen K. Peeples The saga of "Y6 Sunrise" reads like a...
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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...
Tommy Allsup photo by Eric Shaiman, 2009

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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Texas ‘Artlaw’ Boyd Elder Mounts Skull Art Exhibit in Austin

Legendary Texas multi-media artlaw Boyd Elder mounts a rare exhibition of his original “American Fetish – RIP” painted and adorned animal skull art at...

Photographer Henry Diltz on SCVTV ‘House Blend with Stephen K. Peeples’

URL SluLegendary music and pop culture photographer and storyteller Henry Diltz was the special guest on the eighth edition of “House Blend with Stephen...
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Jimi Hendrix ‘Voodoo Child’ Bio: Kubernik Brothers Q&A

EXP ANNOUNCER: We interrupt our regular programming with a special announcement regarding a new book about Jimi Hendrix whose authors offer a fresh perspective...
Boyd Elder's 'El Chingadero Show' poster by Rick Griffin

‘Artlaw’ Boyd Elder’s ‘Chingadero Show,’ Venice, 4-2-72

Notorious Texas "artlaw" and Laurel Canyon-Troubadour fixture Boyd Elder displayed large-format acrylic pieces and other recent works at an exhibit in Venice, California, he...