1981

Zoltan Kocsis

Zoltan Kocsis With Janos Ferencsik And The Hungarian State Symphony Play Music Of Bartok – 1981 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Hungarian State Symphony – Janos Ferencsik and Zoltan Kocsis – September 25, 1981 – Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hungarian State Symphony – Janos Ferencsik and Zoltan Kocsis – September 25, 1981 – Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another historic concert this week. This time from...

The Bees

The Bees – In session 2002 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Bees – In session for BBC 6 Music – March 22, 2002- BBC6 Music – The Bees in session tonight. Recorded by BBC 6 Music on March 22, 2002 – this 10-piece band have been variously categorized as Indie, Psych, 60s Garage, Reggae, Jazz and Country. Needless to say,...

Ultravox

Ultravox – In Concert 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ultravox – in concert at The Paris Theatre, London – 1981 – BBC Radio 1 – Ultravox tonight. One of the bands who changed the look of MTV forever and who personified the New Romantic movement. Prior to this sweeping change, Ultravox was a well-known yet bubbling-under Punk/Post-Punk/Techno band, known...

Gang of Four

Gang Of Four – Live In Ann Arbor Michigan, 1981 – Past Daily Backstage Weekened

Gang of Four – live at Second Chance, Ann Arbor, Michigan – June 30, 1981. Diving into the early 80s this weekend with a set by Gang of Four, recorded live at The Second Chance in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 30, 1981. Considered one of the leading bands of...

Solidarity Labor Congress in Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – Solidarity Meets In Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News from Gdansk today, as the Solidarity labor Movement held its first Congress in Gdansk, while the Soviet Union was staging military maneuvers nearby. It was a bold and defiant move on the parts of the...

The Chameleons

The Chameleons In Session – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Chameleons – In Session for John Peel – June 17, 1981 – BBC Radio 1 – Post-Punk/New Wave tonight from The Chameleons (or Chameleons UK), a relatively short-lived but seminal band of the early 80s, in two incarnations, with some six albums and six singles under their belts as...

Air Traffic Contollers

August 1, 1981 – Elephants In The Room

August 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 1, 1981 – a day of looming disruption and discontent. With conclusion of an all-nighter on Capitol Hill, House and Senate conferees finally agreed on a Tax Bill. Over 17 hours of negotiations, the House/Senate...

Reagan Tax Bill - 1981

The Reagan Tax Cut – July 26, 1981 – Past Daily Reference Room

You can’t really talk about the Reagan Years without talking about the Reagan Tax Cuts. And in July of 1981, President Reagan went before the American people to pitch his plan – a plan that remains controversial to this day and has an equal number of supporter and detractors. In...

Au Pairs

Au Pairs – Live At Rotterdam New Pop – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Au Pairs in concert tonight. Together a short period of time, but highly influential during that period. Formed in 1978 and disbanding in 1983, Au Pairs was led by singer Lesley Woods, who was described as “One of the most striking Women in British Rock”. The band were at the...

The Vapors

The Vapors In Concert 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Vapors in concert from Guildford and recorded by BBC Radio 1 on February 11, 1981. Sadly, The Vapors, like many bands from the beginnings of Rock n’ Roll, were often relegated to “one-hit wonder” status – it certainly wasn’t their fault. As is evidenced by this concert, The Vapors...