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Penthouse is a men's monthlymagazine which began publication in 1965 in the UK and in North America in 1969.

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Gary Stewart: Honky-Tonk Puree

Profile by Nick Tosches, Penthouse, February 1976

HONKY-TONK, the most profane form of country music, came out of Texas in the mid-thirties. It spread from the beer and punch-out joints of east ...

Chocolate Milk, LaBelle, The Meters, The Pointer Sisters, Allen Toussaint: Toussaint's New Orleans: a New Home for R&B?

Profile and Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Penthouse, February 1976

HAVING EXHAUSTED the "Motown Sound" in the sixties, soul music is now dominated by the "Philly Sound" — a triumph of polish and strings. True ...

Betty Davis: The Put-On Who Puts Out

Report and Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Penthouse, March 1976

A WOMAN stalks the ruins of what was once a stage. She prowls it relentlessly, legs wide apart seeking out hapless victims in the audience. ...

Patti Smith: A Baby Wolf With Neon Bones

Interview by Nick Tosches, Penthouse, April 1976

PATRICIA LEE SMITH hit the linen on December 30, 1946, in Chicago, and was raised, the eldest of four children, in Deptford Township, New Jersey. ...

Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, The Fania All Stars, Johnny Pacheco, Tito Puente, Santana: Sounds: Classics in Latin

Overview by Vernon Gibbs, Penthouse, January 1978

"YOU KNOW why salsa is so popular in New York?"  asks Izzy Sanabria, publisher of Latin New York. "Because the rhythms of salsa are the ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Hellfire

Special Feature by Nick Tosches, Penthouse, March 1982

IT WAS 3 O'CLOCK in the morning and the master bedroom of Graceland was still. Elvis Presley lay in his blue cotton pajamas dreaming. ...

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