Monthly Archive: March 2014

Putting Best Faces On – March 31, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News + 3-Mile Island Report – March 31, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This March 31st in 1979 had grounds for some optimism going into it. The Nuclear Power Plant disaster at 3-Mile Island was showing signs of improvement....

Savages – Live At Sveriges Radio – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders/Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Savages Live at Sveriges Radio P3 – March 12, 2014 – Sveriges Radio Savages, four young women from London who rip the place to shreds, have been only together since 2011. In a short period of time they’ve gotten the attention...

Charles Munch And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Music Of Debussy And Franck – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – Charles Munch, Conductor – April 29, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Continuing our weekly journey through rehearsals with the BSO. This week, Music Director Charles Munch leads the orchestra in rehearsals of music by Debussy...

Charles Mingus – Live In Stuttgart – 1964 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Charles Mingus Quintet – In Concert from Liederhalle, Stuttgart Germany – April 28, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A classic concert this weekend from one of the undisputed giants of Jazz, Charles Mingus – along with a quintet featuring Eric...

Mogwai – Live In Glasgow 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mogwai – Live In Glasgow – Jan. 20, 2014 – BBC Scotland Giving retro a rest for the remainder of the weekend. Mogwai  have made an indelible impression on the Rave community. As one of those post-rock bands who have plumbed...

1954 Tony Awards – March 28, 1954 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link  here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – 1954 Tony Awards – March 28, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to believe, but there was a time when Awards shows were strictly about the Awards and nothing else. Early Academy Awards ceremonies were in the...

Stiff Little Fingers – Live In Berlin 1980 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Stiff Little Fingers, live at Berlin Metropol – November 30, 1980 – WDR-Rockpalast Another request this week. My old pal and colleague Joe Wood posed a hypothetical earlier tonight. He asked if I happened to have any Stiff Little Fingers live...

Refugees Of the Cold War World – The Green Border With Edward R. Murrow – 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for AudioPlayer – CBS Radio – Unit One Production – The Green Border – May 8, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In the 1950s, as the Cold War raged, the war of words and the battle of persuasions was reaching fever-pitch. Beyond the almost...

Mad Cow – Mad World – March 28, 1996

Click on the link here for Audio Player – PRI/BBC – The World – March 28, 1996 – WGBH, Boston Further evidence there are no dull days in history, no matter when – March 28th in 1996 was overflowing with its fair share of uncertainty and  mayhem. Starting with revelations...