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

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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...
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Chris Hillman ‘Time Between’ Autobiography Q&A, Part 2

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman covered a wide range of subjects in two February 2021 interviews with this writer for a...
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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...
Tanya Tucker: Country Baby – Circus Magazine, June 1, 1976

Tanya Tucker: Country Baby – Circus, June 1, 1976

Country music superstar Tanya Tucker at age 17 spoke with Santa Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples for a Circus magazine story published June 1,...

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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Herb Pedersen on J2B2, DRB, Pal Chris Hillman’s ‘Time Between’

Herb Pedersen, one of the pioneers and legends of folk-rock, country-rock, and contemporary bluegrass, is happy to be back on the concert stage as...
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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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A Lennon Birthday Celebration with John, Yoko & Sean

Not just one Lennon birthday, but two on October 9 make it a doubly special day for John Lennon's family, and everyone who cares...
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‘Beatles 1+’ Giles Martin, Michael Lindsay-Hogg Q&A at Grammy Museum

"Beatles 1" and "Beatles 1+" reissue audio producer-engineer ‎Giles Martin and renowned film director ‎Michael Lindsay-Hogg appeared live at the Grammy Museum's Clive Davis...
Al Schmitt at 2013 Grammy Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, courtesy Al Schmitt

Grammy Legend Al Schmitt Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ceremony Outside Capitol Tower Set for Thurs., Aug. 13 at 11:30 a.m.  By Stephen K. Peeples Al Schmitt, the most honored recording engineer and producer in Grammy...
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