Monthly Archive: October 2012

Houdini’s Last Seance – October 31, 1936 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles Special

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Houdini’s Last Seance – Oct. 31, 1936 In what was promised to be the media event of the decade, the legendary illusionist, magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, who had died on Halloween night 1926, had promised to make an appearance from...

A Dead Heat, Tapes For Sale And The Possibility Of Poison – October 31, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for October 31, 1976 Since October 31st came on a Sunday in 1976, this was the last weekend before the Presidential election. According to the Harris Poll, Carter’s poll standings were falling and it was becoming a dead heat between Carter...

Taking A Crack At Inflation – October 30, 1978

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for October 30, 1978 News on this day was mostly of the Economic variety. Jimmy Carter‘s Anti-Inflation program was not being met with enthusiasm, so it was up to Treasury Secretary Blumenthal to make the pitch for the plan. Meanwhile, the...

The Bee Gees In Session – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable

The Bee Gees In Session – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BeeGees1967-07-21RadioHousStudiosStockholmSweden Some early Bee Gees tonight. Long before their transformation into one of the Disco icons of the 1970’s, The Bee Gees were an extremely popular and well-regarded band in the mid/late 1960’s. Straddling the worlds of Pop and Psychedelia, The Brothers...

Farewell To A Golfer – Foiling Another Columbine – Freaking Out Over Y2K – October 29, 1999

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for October 29, 1999 News for this day in 1999 had a lot to do with a Columbine High School-type plot uncovered in Cleveland, where a group of High School students were planning on staging a mass killing spree around the...

Robert Salles And Germain Smajda Play Magnard – 1953 – Past Daily Gramophone Weekend

Robert Salles And Germain Smajda Play Magnard – 1953 – Past Daily Gramophone Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Magnard – Cello Sonata The music of the neglected and overlooked French composer Alberic Magnard this weekend. His Sonata for Cello and Piano in this radio broadcast recital featuring Robert Salles, cello (from the Pascal String Quartet) and pianist Germain Smajda. With...

Genesis – Live In Concert – 1972 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend.

Click here for link to Audio Player: 1972-03-11 BBC In Concert (Genesis) A classic concert this weekend. Genesis, during what many consider to be the halcyon days of the band, when the inimitable Peter Gabriel was lead singer. Recorded on November 3, 1972 at, presumably the BBC’s Paris Theater in...