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Stephen K. Peeples interviews ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons at the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, Nov. 29, 1975.

ZZ Top: 1975 Flashback with That Li’l Ol’ Band from Texas

ZZ Top kicked off their 50th-anniversary tour of the States in summer 2019, prompting me to revisit the feature I wrote about the "Li'l...
Boyd Elder and "American Fetish - RIP" painted and adorned skull, late 1970s.

(No) AMF, Boyd Elder: Texas ‘Artlaw’ Dead at 74

Legendary Texas multi-media fine artist and rock ’n’ roll “artlaw” Boyd Elder, who spent a lifetime expressing his artistic vision with often flagrant disregard for...
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‘Supernatural’ Fate for Texas Artist Boyd Elder’s ‘Y6 Sunrise’ Bull Skull

Actor Jensen Ackles Adds Storied Bull Skull Art Piece to his Texas Art Collection By Stephen K. Peeples The saga of "Y6 Sunrise" reads like a...
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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...
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Willie Nelson, Lone Star Jerry Retzloff & The Texas Music Conspiracy

Former Lone Star Brewing Co. district sales manager Jerry Retzloff flashed back half a lifetime to Austin and the Texas music scene in the...
Tommy Allsup photo by Eric Shaiman, 2009

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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Texas Artlaw Boyd Elder Mounts Skull Art Exhibit in Austin

Skulls for Eagles' 'One of These Nights' and 'Their Greatest Hits' at Bale Creek Allen Gallery July 15 By Stephen K. Peeples Legendary Texas multi-media artlaw...
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British Blues Legend John Mayall Hits Canyon Clubs Jan. 23-25

After burning up Canyon Club stages in November 2018, legendary British blues singer, keyboardist, guitarist and harmonica player John Mayall and his smokin' hot...
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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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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