1979

Ian Dury

Ian Dury And The Blockheads – In Concert 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ian Dury and The Blockheads in concert – recorded at The Hammersmith Odeon by the venerable BBC Radio 1 for their In Concert series in 1979. When he hit international prominence with the 1977 anthem, Sex & Drugs & Rock’n Roll, Dury had already been around for some time. Previously...

XTC

XTC – Live At The Rainbow 1979 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Perennial favorites XTC this weekend – recorded at the legendary Rainbow in London on September 17, 1979. Although many claimed XTC failed to maintain popularity in both the UK and US, they managed to put out some memorable material during their tenure. And because of that, their popularity has grown...

Begin-Strauss Meeting 1979

August 17, 1979 – Middle East Fence Mending

August 17, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 17, 1979 – a day of fence mending in the Middle East. Special Middle-East Envoy Robert Strauss flew to Israel and held an emergency meeting of reassurance with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin as a...

Andrew Young

August 15, 1979 – The Trouble With Andrew

August 15, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 15, 1979 – a lot going on this day. Weather-related disasters during the Admirals Cup Yacht Race in England. 13 dead and four missing and the worst tragedy in yachting history. Gale force winds and...

Simple Minds - 1979

Simple Minds – Live At Paris Theatre 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Concert Edition

  Simple Minds – in concert at The Paris Theatre, London – 1979 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series – Simple Minds, before they became synonymous with John Hughes films and before they became a household name in the U.S. Together since 1977, after a short-stint as a Punk...

June 13, 1979 – Sanctions, SALT and Somoza

June 13, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 13, 1979 – a busy day in the world, a busier one if you were President. On this day President Carter suffered another Foreign Policy setback regarding the situation in Zimbabwe/Rhodesia. The Senate voted to...

Siouxsie And The Banshees In Concert 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Siouxsie and The Banshees – Live At Warwick University 1981 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert – Ending up a week of (mostly) Punk with a 1981 concert by Siouxsie and The Banshees, live at Warwick University and recorded for posterity by BBC Radio 1. Initially a Punk band, who...

Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers – In Session 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Stiff Little Fingers – John Peel Session – September 3, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 – Continuing the long-look back at Punk during its 40th anniversary with a John Peel session by Stiff Little Fingers, from September 3, 1979. Formed in Belfast, and originally playing covers of other bands, Still...