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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...

Russian and British Troops patrolling Tehran - August 1941

August 25, 1941 – Opening New Fronts – The View From Tehran

August 25, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 25th, seventy-five years ago, was about the opening of a new front in this War. Now it was the Middle-East, with British and Russian troops moving into Iran,...

Angelic Upstarts

Angelic Upstarts In Session 1978 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Angelic Upstarts – In session for John Peel – October 30, 1978 – BBC Radio 1 – Angelic Upstarts – the politically charged side of Punk. Considered by many to be one of the most thought-provoking bands of the era, Angelic Upstarts were anti-fascist and espoused a socialist working class...

Lou Reed

Lou Reed – Live At Hammersmith Odeon – 1994 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Lou Reed – In Concert at The Hammersmith Odeon, 1994. Recorded by BBC Radio 1 for In Concert, and rebroadcast via BBC 6 Music. Although The Velvet Underground weren’t considered a commercial success at the time in 1967, they were a band whose reputation grew over the years to finally...

Rudolf Barshai

Rudolf Barshai With Philip Fowke And The Bournemouth Symphony Play Russian Music – 1983 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Rudolf Barshai with Philip Fowke – Music Of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky – March 1983 – BBC Radio 3 – Another classic concert this week. This time featuring the celebrated Russian conductor Rudolf Barshai, leading his Bournemouth Symphony in music of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. He is joined by pianist Philip Fowke...

Mao Tse-Tung

What To Do About China – May 25, 1946

Our Foreign Policy – Question of China – May 25, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Post-war Far East. The long process of rebuilding and negotiating. The question in 1946 had much to do with China. Under attack and at war since 1937 – overrun by Japanese troops and...

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield – Live In London 1990 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Curtis Mayfield – live At Town & Country, London – 1990 – BBC Radio 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Change of pace for Sunday night – a taste of Soul by way of the legendary Curtis Mayfield. The man who gave us a flood of hits with his...

A Flock Of Seagulls

A Flock Of Seagulls – In Concert 1982 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A Flock Of Seagulls – Live at The Paris Theatre, London – 1982 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series – A Flock of Seagulls tonight. One of those bands synonymous with the 80s and MTV – a band tailor-made for Music videos and a band which came to be...

Steve Hillage with The Orb

The Orb Featuring Steve Hillage – Live In Brixton 1991 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Orb featuring Steve Hillage Рlive at The Fridge, Brixton Р1991 РBBC Radio 1 Space merchants The Orb tonight, featuring former Gong founding member and all-around leading light of the Canterbury scene, Steve Hillage as guest in what promises to be a 25 minute sonic adventure, and it...

Wire

Wire In Session 1978 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Wire – in session for John Peel – October 3, 1978 – BBC Radio 1 – Wire, in their second session for John Peel tonight – recorded on September 20, 1978 and broadcast on October 3rd. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, my own opinion,...