1979

Nelson Rockefeller - why is this man smiling?

January 26, 1979 – Nelson Rockefeller: Dead At 70

January 26, 1979 – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 26, 1979 – The big news of the day came towards the end of the day. Bulletins hit the airwaves that former four-time New York Governor and vice-President Nelson Rockefeller had died suddenly of a massive...

Pinks

You Live In Los Angeles – It’s December 22, 1979 – You’re No Longer A Teenager – New Wave Doesn’t Speak To You – But Dave Hull Does. Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KMPC-Dave Hull 12 midnight – 1:00 am – December 22, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you happened to be dial-hopping around midnight on December 22nd 1979, one of two things were going on; you were either working late or you were coming home from a Christmas party....

U.S. Hostages in Tehran

December 22, 1979 – All Eyes On Tehran

December 22, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 22, 1979 – The U.S. Embassy in Tehran was the object of considerable attention this day. The hostages were knee-deep in Day 49 of the drama, with very little relief in sight. But that wasn’t...

L.A. Teenagers - 1979

You’re Seventeen. You Live In Los Angeles. You Just Passed Your Drivers Test. You Got Your First Car And The Line To Get Gas Is A Mile Long

KTNQ – Jack Armstrong – May 4, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 1979 – You’re seventeen, and the lines to get gas are rumored to be 2 miles long in some places. Some people are waiting for two hours, only to be told there’s no gas. People...