1950’s

Stan's Drive-In 1958

The Day L.A. Went From 1972 To 1958 For 24 Hours – KFWB At KMET – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFWB at KMET – November 1972 – Midnight – 1:00 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – KMET, one of the most popular FM stations in Los Angeles decided to dive back in time for one day in November of 1972. Seems odd, and it seemed odd at the time....

Thomas E. Dewey (L) and Earl Warren (R)

Earl Warren Campaigns For VP – October 28, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Earl Warren – GOP vice-Presidential Nominee addresses crowd at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco – October 28, 1948. The 1948 Presidential election season was an interesting one. Not only was it miscalculated, but it also gave us one candidate who made a lasting impact on our country for many...

Turkish Troops to Syrian Border

October 25, 1957 – NATO, Syria And Sputnik

October 25, 1957 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 25, 1957 – a day of meetings, conflicts and the Space Race. In Washington, President Eisenhower was meeting with UK Prime Minister Harold MacMillan and broadened the conference by bringing in NATO chief Paul-Henri Spaak...

Louis Durey

Ina Marika And Désiré Dondeyne Play Music Of Durey – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Louis Durey – Concertino For Piano and Wind Instruments – Ina Marika, Piano – Paris Wind Ensemble – Désiré Dondeyne – 1956 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Music of Lous Durey this weekend. His Concertino for Piano and Wind ensemble as performed in what is no doubt...

Bo Diddley

A Word Or Two From Bo Diddley – 1986 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Bo Diddley – Interview – June 26, 1986 The legendary Bo Diddley; one of those figures who had a hand in the birth of Rock n’Roll. I say “a hand in” because there are many figures laying claim to being its father. And looking at the history of Rock, it’s...

Henri Dutilleux

Pierre Germain And Jean Hubeau Play Music Of Dutilleux – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Henri Dutilleux – 2 songs – Pierre Germain, Tenor – Jean Hubeau, piano – Sceaux Festival, circa 1955 – Paris Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The music of Henri Dutilleux this weekend. A short one – two songs; Pour une Amie Perdue and Chanson del la Déportée, featuring Pierre...

Guillaume Lekeu

The Jean-Claude Ambrosini Trio Play Music Of Lekeu – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

For Audio Files: Guillaume Lekeu – Trio for Piano, Cello and Violin – French Radio session circa 1958 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Gullaume Lekeu tonight. One of the most promising of the late 19th century composers, whose life was cut short after contracting...

Bumps Blackwell (w/Little Richard)

Bumps Blackwell Talks About Little Richard, Sam Cooke And Early Rock n’ Roll – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Bumps Blackwell talks about Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke and the early days of Rock n’ Roll in this rare interview, done around 1969. Robert “Bumps” Blackwell was a key figure in the initial birth and promotion of Rock n’ Roll, helping bring it out of the predominately African-American...

Classroom 1950s

Who Should Pay For Higher Education? 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  It seems odd now, but the question of education and how it should be paid for has been an issue going on, in America at least, for well over 100 years. Who is entitled to an education? Who deserves one? Is education for everyone? Or is it only for...

Nikita Khruschev - 1959

A Khrushchev Press Conference – September 27, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Nikita Khrushchev Press Conference – National Press Club, Washington D.C.– September 27, 1959. After a whirlwind tour of the U.S., which included a refusal by Walt Disney to let Khrushchev visit Disneyland, the Soviet Premier gave his final press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. before...