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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...

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,...

Hope Sandoval

Mazzy Star – In Session – 1993 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Mazzy Star – In session for MTV, Europe – November 1, 1993 Mazzy Star in session tonight – an early one done for MTV in Europe on November 1, 1993. It features one of my favorite versions of Ghost Highway, which this version was included in a Capitol promo CD...

A Trip To The Dentist in 1964

You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A. – It’s August 1964 – You Have A Mouth Full Of Cavities – You’re Waiting For The Novocaine To Kick In – Your Dentist Is Playing KPOL In The Waiting Room – He Thinks It Will Relax You – He Is Wrong.

  For Audio Files: KPOL – Noon-1:00 pm – August 7, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Picture this – it’s coming to the end of Summer – you are hovering somewhere between 15 and 16. Your mom drags you into a Dentist office on Wilshire for your yearly...

X (photo: Gary Leonard)

X – In Concert 1983 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  X in concert this weekend. A live broadcast from My Father’s Place in Roslyn New York on November 12, 1983. X came to epitomize the L.A. music scene in the late 1970s/early 1980s and they were one of the most influential to come out of the Punk/New Wave/Rockabilly/Rootsrock movements...

Bumps Blackwell (w/Little Richard)

Bumps Blackwell Talks About Little Richard, Sam Cooke And Early Rock n’ Roll – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Bumps Blackwell talks about Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke and the early days of Rock n’ Roll in this rare interview, done around 1969. Robert “Bumps” Blackwell was a key figure in the initial birth and promotion of Rock n’ Roll, helping bring it out of the predominately African-American...

L.A. Teenagers in 1967

It’s July 27th 1967 – You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A. – President Johnson is On KFWB, You Have A Short Attention Span – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFWB–KRLA–KHJ – various other stations during an LBJ Address -July 27, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s July 27, 1967. You’re sitting at home and you’re dial-hopping. You have a short attention span. Could be you’re bored out of your skull or it could be all those pills...

November 1965

It’s November 1965. You’re a Teenager – You’re in L.A. And The Real Don Steele Explains It All To You – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KHJ – The Real Don Steele Show + Bobby Mitchell – November 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Third week of November, 1965 – the year was almost over and things were changing faster than ever. The Beatles were household names and The Rolling Stones were freely copied by...

Summer 1969

It’s August 1969, You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A., You Still Love KRLA, Summer Is Almost Over, So Are The 60s

It’s August 14, 1969 – in a few weeks school will be starting. Summer will be over – well . . . until the Santa Ana winds start blowing in October, and then it’s Summer all over again. But for now, it’s getting the last days of beach in. August...

Los Angeles Crime Scene - 1930s

When Los Angeles Had A Muckraker And His Name Was Clinton – Past Daily Reference Room

KFAC – Clifford Clinton – The People Speak – September 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Los Angeles in the 1920s and 30s was a veritable cornucopia of crime, corruption, bribery and murder. Crime of the political kind – influence peddling at City Hall – land deals – water...