News and Reviews

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


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...

Carole King: ‘A Natural Woman – The Ode Collection’ Liner Notes (1994)

Joining in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Carole King's milestone Tapestry album on February 10, 2021, and the multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and...
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Chris Hillman’s Acclaimed Memoir, ‘Time Between,’ Heads Into Second Printing

Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Hillman’s memoir, "Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond," first published November...
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Author Harvey Kubernik Q&A: ‘Docs That Rock, Music That Matters’

Music journalist, pop culture historian, and author Harvey Kubernik, a veteran of the Los Angeles rock 'n' roll scene since the early 1970s, has...
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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,...

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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John Lennon: 40 for 40 Years, and Still a Voice for Peace

If it seems like a lifetime since musician and peace activist John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980, that's because it has been....

Producer Jack Douglas: Flashback to ‘Double Fantasy,’ John Lennon Murder

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” in November and December 2020, this is a slight update of a...
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Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen on SCVTV’s ‘House Blend’ with Stephen K. Peeples

American music legends Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, Desert Rose Band) and Herb Pedersen (The Dillards, Laurel Canyon Ramblers, Desert Rose...

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...