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Harry Nilsson: Remembering John Lennon (December 1980)

It's an honor to share this feature about singer and songwriter Harry Nilsson and his friendship with John Lennon written by Grammy-nominated music journalist...
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John Lennon: 40 for 40 Years, and Still a Voice for Peace

If it seems like a lifetime since musician and peace activist John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980, that's because it has been....

Producer Jack Douglas: Flashback to ‘Double Fantasy,’ John Lennon Murder

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” in November and December 2020, this is a slight update of a...
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Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen on SCVTV’s ‘House Blend’ with Stephen K. Peeples

American music legends Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, Desert Rose Band) and Herb Pedersen (The Dillards, Laurel Canyon Ramblers, Desert Rose...
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Lennon ‘Double Fantasy’: Producer Jack Douglas Flashback, Pt. 1

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album in November 2020, this is a slight update of the first...
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‘Layla’ at 50: New Vinyl Box Set; Inside the Sessions with Domino Bobby Whitlock

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Derek & The Dominos' epic "Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs" album, UMe/Polydor will release a new edition as...
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Music Photographer Henry Diltz: A Lifetime of Painted & ‘Unpainted Faces’

In October 2011, renowned music photographer and 2020 International Photography Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement honoree Henry Diltz and his partners at the Morrison...
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Country Music 1975: Progressive Elements Gain Foothold in Conservative Bastions

Rewind to fall 1975: After writing about Texas music and the progressive country "outlaw" scene there and in Southern California for much of the...
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Henry Diltz: Photography Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Honoree

"Surprised and honored to learn I am receiving the International Photography Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award," legendary lensman Henry Diltz noted on his...
Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples about Heartattack and Vine at Zoetrope

Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples, 9-4-80

With the appointment made to conduct a Tom Waits interview on the Zoetrope Studios lot in Hollywood on September 4, 1980, I listened to...
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