1960’s

Claude Helffer

Claude Helffer With Pierre-Michel Leconte And The ORTF Symphony Play Music Of Albert Roussel – 1965 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Albert Roussel – Piano Concerto – Claude Helffer, piano – ORTF Symphony – Pierre-Michel LeConte – circa 1965 – ORTF, Paris – A familiar composer, with a noted Pianist playing a difficult concerto. Claude Helffer, celebrated advocate for 20th Century Music has been a very familiar name with concertgoers and...

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan – In Session 1962 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Bob Dylan – On The Billy Faier Program – October 1962 – WBAI, New York – Early Bob Dylan tonight. Since we’re kicking off our Fundraiser today, and since what we’re all about is history and defining moments in our society and culture, who better to define a generation than...

Dissent In America

Dissent In America – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dissent In America – The Open Mind – April 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dissent in America. What was going on, what was it up to, who was dissenting, how were they dissenting? Was dissent real, or was it a knee-jerk/feel-good exercise that lasted only a few minutes...

Aline van Barentzen

Aline Van Barentzen And Pierre Dervaux With The ORTF Symphony Play Music Of Manen – 1965 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Christian Manen – Piano Concerto – Aline van Barentzen w/The ORTF Symphony, Pierre Dervaux, cond. – 1965 – ORTF – The music of Christian Manen this week – a French composer, still very much with us and with a prodigious output of some 180 (and counting) compositions for Orchestra, soloists,...

The Kinks

The Kinks – In Session 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Kinks – in session for Top Gear – 1967 – BBC Radio 1 – The Kinks – variously described as either overlooked and underrated or one of the most influential bands that ever came out of Britain in the 1960s – it could probably be a bit of both,...

Leonard Cohen (RIP: 1934-2016)

Leonard Cohen In Session – 1968 – (RIP: Leonard Cohen – 1934-2016) Past Daily Tribute Edition

Leonard Cohen – In Session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – July 9, 1968 – BBC Radio 1 – With the incredibly sad news earlier this evening, of the passing of legend and icon Leonard Cohen, it gives further evidence 2016 has been a terrible year for loss....

Van Morrison

Them w/Van Morrison – Live In Paris – 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Them w/Van Morrison – Live In Paris – October 19, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Them tonight – maybe a slight distraction or an antidote. Van Morrison, lead singer of Them before he went solo and on to a decades long career (still going strong) and part of...

Election 1960

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night In America

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2016 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...

Max Roach - Abbey Lincoln

Max Roach – Abbey Lincoln – Live In Paris – 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

Max Roach Quartet with Abbey Lincoln – Live in Paris at Studio 104, Maison de la Radio – May 19,1967 – Radio France Musique – Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, a milestone collaboration this week. In their own right, both Roach and Lincoln were highly regarded and much admired performers;...

New York Teenager - 1968

It’s Election Night 1968 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In New York – You Worked For Bobby Kennedy – You Handed Out Flyers For Hubert Humphrey, But You Can’t Vote – You’re Glued To WABC

WABC – 12:00 midnight – 1:00 am – November 6, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s Election Night: November 6, 1968. It’s also a school night, but you don’t care. You want to find out who’s going to be President. And even though you can’t vote, because you’re...