Peppy Castro has been a classic rock artist for far longer than it has been called classic rock. The vocalist/guitarist/songwriter was a founding member of Blues Magoos in 1964. In 1972, after performing in the musical, Hair
, he was a founding member of Barnaby Bye. In 1981, he fronted Balance, whose 1981 single, "Breakin' Away" reached #22.
Time has not slowed him down. These days is still working in musicals on stage, occasionally performing with some of his former Blues Magoos and Barnaby Bye band mates, and doing something he's never done before: recording a solo album, the aptly named Just Beginning
Clearly, there was much to talk about when Castro and guest interviewer Jim Smith recently hooked up for a conversation.
• Peppy Castro: just beginning after 50 years
• Blues Magoos discography
Album cover image courtesy Kayos Records