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

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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...

Nikhil Korula Band Grooves in San Diego

Blending jazz, rock and reggae, the Nikhil Korula Band will bring its vibrant sound and dance rhythms to RT’s Longboard Grill in San Diego...
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Trump-Pena Nieto Mexico Summit – First (Fake) News Dispatch

Breaking News: Trump Earns Illegal Alien Status, Detained in Mexico By Stephen K. Peeples Businessman and U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña...
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Lennonology Author Joins John Lennon 75th Birthday Party

Noted Beatles author Chip Madinger publishes Lennon-Ono chronology spanning 1966-1980 By Stephen K. Peeples Just in time to help celebrate what would have been rock music...
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Eulogy: Michael J. White (1953-2020)

By Nicholas M. White When I was little, I thought my dad was Superman. This is common enough to be a cliché, but Hollywood could...
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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...
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Rick Shaw, Miami Radio Legend – A WQAM Listener’s Appreciation

Miami radio legend Rick Shaw passed away at his home in Cooper City, Florida, on Friday, September 22, 2017. He was 78. Shaw was the top-rated...
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Roger McGuinn Interview w/ Stephen K. Peeples, 4-2-99

By Stephen K. Peeples Author's note, Oct. 11, 2014: The following is an expanded version of my Roger McGuinn interview, a shorter version of...
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Cohen’s Spotify Playlist: The Ultimate Bob Dylan Chronology

American songwriter and performer Bob Dylan has been relatively prolific in a creative life that's spanned almost 60 years. Since his eponymous debut album in...
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Rock Hall of Famer Chris Hillman & Desert Rose Band to play rare SoCal...

Chris Hillman and three members of The Desert Rose Band will make a rare appearance together on Saturday, Nov. 3, performing an unplugged set...
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