1979

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...

Teenagers - Santa Monica 1979

It’s August 1979 – You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A. The 70s Are Confusing. Weekend Pop Chronicles

KHTZ-FM – Charlie Tuna – August 3, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s August 1979 – the last Summer of the 70s. 1979 is confusing. You’re glad you don’t have to wear platform shoes anymore, but you liked that they made you look taller. Some people are still...

Echo & The Bunnymen

Echo & The Bunnymen – In session – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Echo & The Bunnymen – In session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – August 15, 1979 – Echo & The Bunnymen tonight – their first session for John Peel at the BBC, recorded August 15, 1979 and broadcast on the 22nd of that month. A little less than...

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson – In Concert From Denver 1979 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Joe Jackson – live in Denver, Colorado – May 6, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Joe Jackson, one of the early practitioners of New Wave, flooding American airwaves that summer of 1979. Hot on the heels of releasing his debut album, Look Sharp!, Jackson embarked on a tour...