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...

Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter In Concert – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  Ian Hunter – Live at Hammersmith Odeon, November 1979 – BBC Radio 1 in Concert – Ian Hunter tonight. Anyone who was around during the heyday of Glam would instantly think of All The Young Dudes when asked about Ian Hunter and of course his band, Mott The Hoople....

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks – In Session 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Buzzcocks – in session for John Peel – May 28, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 – Buzzcocks tonight. One of the cornerstone bands of Punk, who went on to influence a number of other genres, including Indie and the Manchester Scene. Getting started in 1976 with singer-songwriter/guitarist Pete Shelley and...