1979

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...

Nguyen Van Thieu

October 13, 1972 – Bubbling Peace, Brewing Scandal

October 13, 1972; a lot happening that didn’t seem all that earth shattering at the time, but which wound up becoming game changers in our country’s history. News began with the Peace efforts over the Vietnam War and the major obstacles blocking a settlement. For the previous several days there...

Teenagers in L.A. - 1979

You’re No Longer A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s April 1979 – This Is The Modern World And KROQ Explains It All To You – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KROQ-FM – April 2, 1979 – Mike Raphone w/Fee Waybill of The Tubes and Brent Kalen – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Between 1969 and 1979 life in L.A. changed. A lot. The Earth moved, radio changed, music changed, Teenagers; not so much. If you were a teenager in 1969,...

Pope John Paul II - nuns

September 30, 1979 – A Pope Goes On Tour – Campaign Season Starts

September 30, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 30, 1979 – A busy week. Pope John-Paul II kicked off what could best be described as a World Tour, with a visit to Phoenix Park in Dublin, beginning what would be...

The Ruts

The Ruts – In Session 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Ruts- in session for John Peel – January 29, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 – The Ruts tonight. One of the highly regarded early Punk/Reggae hybrids that took hold in the late 70s. The Ruts had formed in 1977 with vocalist Malcolm Owen, guitarist Paul Fox, bass player Seggs...