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Jimi Hendrix Rocks Gulfstream: Reliving First Miami Pop Festival, 1968

In 1998, editor Steve Pesant at Experience Hendrix Magazine (published by the Hendrix family's Experience Hendrix, LLC from 1996-2000) invited yours truly to contribute...
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...
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Boyd Elder – Encounters of the Southwestern Kind, 1978

A close encounter with the artist who created the skull art for Eagles' 'One of These Nights' and 'Their Greatest Hits' By Stephen K. Peeples Boyd...
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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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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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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...

Buddy Guy & Quinn Sullivan Playboy Jazz Q&A, June 2011

By Stephen K. Peeples Chicago blues legend, Grammy-winner, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer and Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy returns to the Hollywood Bowl August 10, 2016,...
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Waylon Jennings – ‘Are You Ready for the Country,’ PUTT, 7-7-76

Texas country outlaw Waylon Jennings bids for a wider audience with his 'Are You Ready for the Country' LP. The following is a feature album...
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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...
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Roger McGuinn Interview w/ Stephen K. Peeples, 4-2-99

Author's note, Oct. 11, 2014: The following is an expanded version of my Roger McGuinn interview, a shorter version of which was first published...