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Al Stewart: ‘Modern Times’ – Liner Notes, 1992 Reissue

The following is the set of liner notes written by Stephen K. Peeples in 1992 for Rhino Entertainment's CD reissue of Modern Times, the...
Young Les Paul

Russ Les Paul Jr. Spotlight Q&A at Julien’s

URL SlugThe Les Paul Estate, the Les Paul Foundation, and Russ Les Paul Jr. tied in with Julien’s Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills on...
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...
Stephen K. Peeples on the air at KHTS AM 1220 Santa Clarita, California

Peeples Place at KHTS, Dec. 2, 2011

The following Santa Clarita Valley music column by Stephen K. Peeples was first published Dec. 2, 2011, on the Peeples Place page at www.hometownstation.com,...
Sara Niemietz and Snuffy Walden on 'House Blend.' Photo: (c) Stephen K. Peeples.

Singer Sara Niemietz, Guitarist Snuffy Walden Preview New Songs on ‘House Blend’

Return to the Peeples Place at KHTS portal. Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden make encore 'House Blend' appearance Santa Clarita-based rock, soul and torch singer, songwriter,...
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Presidential Speechwriters Swap Stories at Library of Congress Roundtable

URL Speechwriters for United States Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Carter, Reagan, and George Bush gathered to share some of their favorite stories in a roundtable discussion...

Spotlight Q&A with Domino Bobby Whitlock, Pt. 1: Intro & Stax

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Derek & The Dominos' "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" sessions at Criteria Studios in North Miami August 26-October...
The Beatles in Liverpool, Sept. 28, 1962.

Lewisohn Beatles Author to U.S. for Tune In

Lewisohn's Beatles Invasion 2013: Late October Bi-Coastal Blitz for Bloomingdale's Book Signings and Panels in NYC and L.A. Mark Lewisohn, the world-renowned and respected Beatles...
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...

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...