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News and reviews about music, concerts, events, technology and more by Stephen K. Peeples.

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Is Kinky Friedman ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met’?

UPDATED WITH VIDEOS Notorious Texas Troubadour Wraps Coast-to-Coast 'Bi-Polar' Tour at McCabe's Dec. 5-6 By Stephen K. Peeples The night after Kinky Friedman finished recording “The Loneliest...
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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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Del Shannon on Tom Petty, ‘Drop Down and Get Me’

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame member Del Shannon of "Runaway," "Hats Off to Larry" and "Little Town Flirt" renown in the early '60s...
Eagles: Their Greatest Hits, with cover art by Boyd Elder.

Boyd Elder Skull Art Featured on Eagles’ Best-Selling Album in US History

Texas artlaw Boyd Elder's eagle skull art for Eagles' best-selling 'Their Greatest Hits' album is owned by 38 million US music fans who don't know his name.

Beatles on Sullivan Changed My Life for 50 Years

An Appreciation by a First-Generation Fan who's Touched the Dream We've heard lots of famous and not-so-famous first-generation American Baby Boomers talk about how seeing...
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Rod Bennett Tribute – Hagen Jazz Leader Jim Hagen

Bennett and Hagen Were Musical Collaborators for More Than a Decade By Stephen K. Peeples Santa Clarita jazz vibes and percussion ace Rod Bennett, who died...

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...
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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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Grammy Legend Al Schmitt Previews Bob Dylan’s ‘Shadows in the Night’

“My wife thinks it’s a sexy record,” says Al Schmitt, who recorded and engineered the Dylan sessions at Capitol Studios in fall 2014 By...
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Little Steven (Van Zandt) ‘Freedom – No Compromise’ Q&A, 1987

In anticipation of "Unrequited Infatuations," the first memoir by rock guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, record and radio producer, and activist Stevie Van Vandt (aka...
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