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El Segundo Library Hosts ‘Music Icons’ Henry Diltz, John Van Hamersveld

Legendary rock photographer Henry Diltz and celebrated multidisciplinary graphic artist John Van Hamersveld will be in conversation for the first program of the Library...
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The ‘Stolen Moments’ of Rock Photographer Harold Sherrick

Veteran rock photographer Harold Sherrick has finally collected his favorite photos in a book, after years of fans, friends and family urging him to...
Neal Preston with photo he took of Freddie Mercury in London in 1986. Photo: Stephen K. Peeples.

Rock Photography Career Leaves Neal Preston ‘Exhilarated and Exhausted’

Renowned rock photographer Neal Preston (Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen) talks about his career-spanning book, "Exhilarated and Exhausted," with Stephen...

Flashback, Spring 1969: McDonald’s Mania & High School Senioritis

Just found a paycheck stub from spring 1969 from my second McDonald's job in the Los Angeles area, and it sparked a tsunami of...
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Ronstadt, Wexler on Unreleased 1981 Album ‘Keeping Out of Mischief’

The well-received September 2019 theatrically released film documentary "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" altogether skipped "Keeping Out of Mischief," the unreleased album...
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...
Jefferson Airplane at Woodstock, Aug. 17, 1969. Photo: Henry Diltz. Used with permission.

Woodstock 50: A 1969 Flashback with Michael Lang, Henry Diltz

Fifty years ago this weekend, on Friday, Aug. 15, 1969, the three-day Woodstock Music & Art Fair finally got underway on farmer Max Yazgur's...
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Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ 50th Anniversary Editions Out Sept. 27

London – As widely anticipated by Beatles fans worldwide, special 50th-anniversary editions of the band's "Abbey Road" album, newly mixed by Giles Martin and...
Author Barry Alfonso will guest at a launch party for his new Backbeat book, 'A Voice of the Warm: The Life of Rod McKuen,' at Book Soup on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on Tuesday, July 16.

Rod McKuen Bio Author Gets ‘Warm’ at Book Soup Signing July 16

Noted pop culture journalist, hit songwriter and Grammy-nominated liner notes writer Barry Alfonso will celebrate the publication of his new book, "A Voice of...
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Bennett Scholarships Awarded to Canyon, West Ranch Seniors

Graduating seniors Christine Nguyen of Canyon High School and Daniel Bisla of West Ranch High School were each awarded a 2019 Rod Bennett Memorial...
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