Birthday

A Few Words From Dr. Martin Luther King – Meet The Press – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room – Birthday Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Guest: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King  – April 17, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In  honor of Dr. King’s Birthday today, I unearthed this 1960 appearance on Meet The Press, where the discussion...

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa – In Concert From Buffalo – 1974 – Happy Birthday Frank! (December 21, 1940) – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  Click on the link here for Audio Player – Frank Zappa – In Concert at Buffalo New York – November 15, 1974 Today, it just so happens, would have been Frank Zappa’s seventy-third birthday. Born on December 21st in 1940, Frank Zappa became one of the true revolutionaries in...

Not With Open Arms – October 23, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio Hourly News + World News This Week – October 23, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Thirty years ago today we were hearing the shocking news of a truck bomb exploded outside a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. And...

A Celebration And A Coup – June 19, 1955

Click on the link here for Audio Player: http://pastdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/news-for-june-19-1955.mp3 While the United Nations were preparing to celebrate 10 years as a peacemaking body on the 20th of June, a military coup was going on in Argentina, with a plan to oust Juan Pèron. this day in June 1955. At the time...

Gary Burton And The Frankfurt Radio Bigband – Live In Darmstadt – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As much as I like to run concerts from the past on Downbeat, I am always  reminded that Jazz (or Modern American Music) is as vital today as ever. Certainly with respect to Gary Burton, whose pioneering virtuosity has been...

“George Was A Snappy Dancer” – February 22, 1969

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 22, 1969 News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary...