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Lynn Allen’s Billy Peiffer Talks About His Run-Ins With Prince, Eddie Murphy, And More

September 1st, 2021
Lynn Allen's Billy Peiffer Talks About His Run-Ins With Prince, Eddie Murphy, And More

Charlie Murphy ain’t got nothing on Billy Peiffer. In the second of our two-part podcast with the Lynn Allen founder and front man, he talks about the band’s career going back to the early ’80s and his friendship and collaboration with Jesse Johnson, as well as his various interactions with the one and only PRINCE. It’s a hilarious and fun conversation with a master storyteller, and a podcast you must not miss. Listen to my conversation with Billy in episode 111 of the QCUncut podcast, HERE.  Read More

Lynn Allen’s Billy Peiffer Offers His Own Prince And Eddie Murphy Stories

August 28th, 2021
Lynn Allen's Billy Peiffer Offers His Own Prince And Eddie Murphy Stories

Charlie Murphy ain’t got nothing on Billy Peiffer. In the second of our two-part podcast with the Lynn Allen founder and front man, he talks about the band’s career going back to the early ’80s and his friendship and collaboration with Jesse Johnson, as well as his various interactions with the one and only PRINCE. It’s a hilarious and fun conversation with a master storyteller, getting ready to play a return gig Saturday evening at 5 p.m. at Kavanaugh’s in Rock Island, and a podcast you must not miss. Listen to it HERE.  Read More

A Look Back At A Life In Music With Billy Peiffer Of Lynn Allen

August 28th, 2021
A Look Back At A Life In Music With Billy Peiffer Of Lynn Allen

Lynn Allen will perform a special reunion gig at 5 p.m. Saturday at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop, 1228 30th St., Rock Island. The following article is from an interview I did with the band in 2016 when they were inducted into the Iowa Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. It’s midnight somewhere on a Wednesday night in a near-empty downtown Rock Island bar and Billy Peiffer is celebrating the induction of Lynn Allen into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having a beer and attempting to talk Spanish to the bartender. “Was that right, was that even close?” he says, as she shrugs and nods. He laughs heartily.... Read More

Lynn Allen Inducted Into Iowa Rock And Roll Hall This Weekend

September 1st, 2016
Lynn Allen Inducted Into Iowa Rock And Roll Hall This Weekend

It’s midnight somewhere on a Wednesday night in a near-empty downtown Rock Island bar and Billy Peiffer is celebrating the induction of Lynn Allen into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having a beer and attempting to talk Spanish to the bartender. “Was that right, was that even close?” he says, as she shrugs and nods. He laughs heartily. “Don’t worry, I’ll keep tryin’, I’ll get it right eventually!” That attitude of dogged perseverance and good humor has been the engine that’s driven the Quad-Cities band since its inception in 1982. The group – then consisting of Peiffer... Read More