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

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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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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‘John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band’ Book Celebrates Albums’ 50th Anniversary

December 11, 2020, marked the 50th anniversary of "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" and "Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band," John and Yoko's first studio solo albums,...
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Mary Wilson: An Appreciation of The Supremes Co-Founder

We're pleased to present the following guest feature about Mary Wilson, provided by veteran Los Angeles music journalist and author Harvey Kubernik. — SKP Mary...

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

The Les Paul Estate, the Les Paul Foundation and Russ Les Paul Jr. tied in with Julien’s Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills on Friday...
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Santa Clarita Remembers Good Vibes with Rod Bennett

Family, Friends, Students & Bandmates Flood Social Media with Tributes and Memories By Stephen K. Peeples Longtime Santa Clarita resident and Arroyo Seco Junior High School...
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‘Bring Music Home’ Book Documents Havoc COVID Pandemic Played on Live Music

A massive coffee table photography book titled "Bring Music Home," documenting the havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic on live music across the United...
Bob Dylan on the Never-Ending Tour, Finsbury Park, London, June 18, 2011. Photo: Francisco Antunes / WMC 2.0.

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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Lennon ‘Double Fantasy’: Producer Jack Douglas Flashback, Pt. 1

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Double Fantasy" album in November 2020, this is a slight update of the first...

Sherry Pruitt & Delgados, McGrath Project Rock ‘House Blend’ on SCVTV

The WAVE-nominated "House Blend" on SCVTV hosted by Stephen K. Peeples presents the premiere broadcast featuring SCV Blues Society stars Sherry Pruitt and The...
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