Los Angeles

Helms Neon Sign

Los Angeles – Disappearing Acts – Commercials For Places And Things That No Longer Exist, Or Are Vastly Different – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Los Angeles and West Coast Radio Commercials – 1950s-1970s – Various places and products – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although I am one who actively shuns “the good old days” when talking about the past, there are times when I find myself inundated with bits of my youth; my...

Jaime Laredo - in concert at The Hollywood Bowl 1965

Jaime Laredo With Sixten Ehrling And The L.A. Philharmonic – 1965 – Symphonies Under The Stars – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Jaime Laredo, Violin with The Los Angeles Philharmonic – Sixten Ehrling, Guest Conductor -July 27, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another rare and historic concert this week. From the 1965 Hollywood Bowl season, a concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, guest conducted by the great Swedish conductor Sixten...

Carlo Maria Giulini - In Concert

Carlo Maria Giulini With The Los Angeles Philharmonic Play Music Of Gabrielli, Petrassi, Saint-Saens And Ravel – 1979 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Carlo Maria Giulini with Daniel Rothmuller and The L.A. Philharmonic – October 28, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Carlo Maria Giulini leading the L.A. Philharmonic this week in another historic concert from 1979. This concert, recorded on October 28th of that year features music of Gabrielli, Petrassi, the...

Hollywood Boulevard 1966

Gastronomy L.A. 1966 – Los Angeles Eats And Listens To Mike Roy Talk About It – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Mike Roy’s Weekend Cooking Thing – September 24, 1966 – KNX-AM Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gastronomy and L.A. in 1966. With the population continuing to grow unchecked, so did the number of eateries gracing most busy streets and neighborhoods in the 60s. The influx of new...

Teenage Anxiety 1979

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s September 26, 1979 – Your Boyfriend Has Just Entered You In Rick Dees’ First Televised Wet T-Shirt Contest. You Are Not Amused.

  KHJ – Rick Dees – September 26, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For all the talk about the 70s fashion, Punks and Shag Haircuts, the 70s were also a decade of strange new customs. Hot on the heels of Disco came other odd rituals; Wet t-shirt contests...

Big Jay McNeely

Big Jay McNeely – Live At Birdland 1957 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Birthday Edition (Big Jay McNeely – April 29, 1927)

Big Jay McNeely – live at Birdland, Seattle Washington – 1957 – Big J Records 1989 – In case you missed it, or it slipped your mind, or you were distracted by the birthday of another celebrated Jazz giant, Duke Ellington (born on April 29, 1899), yesterday was also the...