1968

1968 Democratic Convention

Picking A President – 1968 – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Picking a President. Never the most civilized or genteel of gatherings, Political Conventions have been long, drawn-out slugfests, protests, fist-fights, near-riots and eventually something resembling unity. But as former President Eisenhower so eloquently observed in 1964; “The national convention today is brought to every home in the United States by...

Mott the Hoople

Mott The Hoople – Live At Paris Theatre 1971 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Mott The Hoople tonight. From a concert recorded at the BBC’s Paris Theatre in London in 1971. In case you didn’t know, Mott The Hoople had been around since 1968 and had recorded a string of high-energy hard-rock albums which firmly established them as one of the bands spearheading the...

Urban Renewal in 1968

It’s June 1968 – You Live In L.A. – You Work In L.A. – You Carry A Briefcase – You Listen To KMPC – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KMPC – Dick Whittinghill – 7-8:00 am – June 26, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Not every radio station in Los Angeles threw open its doors and welcomed Rock n’ Roll with open arms. No. Although, in an effort to attempt a modicum of hip, radio stations like...

Duke Ellington At The Bowl 1968

Duke Ellington – Jazz At The Bowl 1968 – Past Daily Downbeat

Duke Ellington At The Bowl – part 1 – Oscar Peterson Trio – Vicki Carr – August 3, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – part 1 Duke Ellington At The Bowl – Part 2 – Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – August 3, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound...

Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim With Gato Barbieri And Don Cherry – Live In Hamburg 1968 (RIP: Gato Barbieri) – Past Daily Downbeat

Abdullah Ibrahim with Gato Barbieri and Don Cherry – Live in Hamburg – August 3, 1968 – NDR Radio – Abdullah Ibrahim, just prior to his transformation from Dollar Brand, has been one of the truly unique and pioneering voices in Jazz from mid-century on. A native of South Africa,...

The Credibility Gap - 1971

You Live In Los Angeles – It’s January 1971, And The Credibility Gap Are On KPPC . . .For A While, Anyway – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

  The Credibility Gap – January 25, 1971 – KPPC-FM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Credibility Gap. During that period of the 1960s when topical humor took a definite political, and somewhat drugged-out twist, The Credibility Gap were very much at the forefront. A blend of surreal situational...

Eugene McCarthy

Eugene McCarthy – Election ’68 – Past Daily Reference Room

Eugene McCarthy – Meet The Press – Feb. 11, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Eugene McCarthy. As opposition to the Vietnam War grew louder, the Presidential election year of 1968 would be bitterly fought, hotly contested and senselessly violent. Senator Eugene J. McCarthy was an outspoken critic of...

Dick Gregory Has A Word Or Two About Race And Politics 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dick Gregory Has A Word Or Two About Race And Politics 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dick Gregory – Interview from NET: Newsfront – April 26, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dick Gregory – whose popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a mainstream comedian was traded in for a career as a political activist, was one of the most outspoken and...

Selling Of The President – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Selling Of The President – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Selling Of The President 1968 – Interview with Joe McGinniss – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Selling of The President in 1968. Much as the 1960 Presidential election changed the way politics was marketed to the American people, by 1968 it had become an industry and a science. During...

It’s March 10, 1968, And If You Lived In L.A., Things Would Sound A Little Different After Today

It’s March 10, 1968, And If You Lived In L.A., Things Would Sound A Little Different After Today

The last hour of Top-40 KFWB – March 10, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection There you are – March 10, 1968 – anywhere between the ages of 14 and 24. KFWB, the radio station you have come to rely on for all your musical discoveries is going off the...