Music Journalism

Peter Jones interviewed three Doobie Brothers.
Peter Jones, second from right, has profiled several of the Doobie Brothers, including Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, John McFee and Michael McDonald [not pictured].

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Peter Jones has covered music for Colorado newspapers and radio stations and for such national news outlets as Billboard, Goldmine, Filmfax and National Public Radio. He is currently working on a book of interviews of artists who played an often-underreported role in the Beatles’ history. Scroll down for Billboard clips. Click on images to read stories.

A former Doobie Brother is still smokin’

Send in East High School graduate Judy Collins

Glen Campbell remembers

K.D.Lang … err k.d. lang

Indigo Girls on film

LeAnn Rimes & reasons

The Zombies walk again

Fries with that? Fast food meets speed metal

Getting the Kinks out with Ray Davies

The beautiful ‘Smile’ of Beach Boy Brian Wilson

The best trip for ‘folkie’ Beach Boy Al Jardine

The overnight success of Three Dog Night

Shawn Colvin is slow good

The Tymeless Flyte of Roger McGuinn

Another notorious Byrd brother

Ramblin’ Jack rambles … and then some

The ‘marvelous’ Tom Paxton

You can’t get everything you want from Arlo Guthrie

Is the musical better than the book?

Don’t cry for me, Webber haters

Lieber and Stoller finally make it ‘On Broadway’

Two men and a record store: A love story

Meet the pre-Beatles!

A Wing and a prayer

Denny Laine is in my ears and in my eyes

The ‘grace’ of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The luck of the Chieftains

They ain’t makin’ Jews like Kinky anymore

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The Doobie Brothers: A long train runnin’

First Winter

Let’s correct the record on Dan Fogelberg

Sheila E. dances to her own drum

Save it for later? Nah, bring on the ‘old wave’

And now, a few golden ‘hits’ from …

Peter Jones was the Denver correspondent for Billboard magazine 1986-1996. Below are some of his contributions covering the worlds of music, radio, retail and home entertainment.

Denver was first stop on Doobie Brothers’ 1989 reunion tour

Denver’s KVOD named nation’s top classical station

When CDs were the next big thing

Tour starts in Denver: Backstage with Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls

Denver’s KHIH ‘messes up,’ brags about it

Melanie’s daughters and other unsigned talent

Waxing nostalgic