Margaret Thatcher

William F. Buckley Gets A Word Or Two From Margaret Thatcher – 1977 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – William F. Buckley interviews Margaret Thatcher – August 21, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection They’ve often said about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that you either loved her or hated her, but you couldn’t ignore her. Needless to say,...

Shapes Of Things – March 13, 1985

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – March 13, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1985 started with a funeral. Soviet Premier Konstantin Chernenko, after only 13 months in office, had died. His successor, a relative unknown (to all except...

Desert Storm Clouds – November 25, 1990

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio Hourly News – November 25, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the saber-rattling continued to ramp up in the Middle East over Iraq and its invasion of Kuwait, this November 25th in 1990, there was more going on...

Heating Up The Falklands – May 21, 1982

Click on the link here for Audio Player:   The ongoing crisis over The Falkland Islands ratcheted up a few more notches, this May 21st in 1982. With British Special Forces landing, and more expected before nightfall, Argentina admitted troops had landed and that Argentine forces were fighting...

Day 159 And Rumors Of Nude Congressmen – April 10, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 10, 1980 Another haywire day, this April 10th, in 1980. With news that the expelled Iranian diplomats were given a hero’s welcome on their return to Tehran was just one more element in the ongoing hostage drama as it...

A Plague Of Scrap-Metal Merchants – April 3, 1982

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 3, 1982 On April 3rd, 1982 the most common sound heard this day was the flipping of map pages, trying to figure out just where exactly and what exactly The Falkland Islands were. Because on this day it was...

XTC – In Concert – 1978 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

XTC – In Concert – 1978 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1978-03-25 BBC In Concert (XTC) XTC this weekend, recorded live in concert from March 25, 1978 – when the band was just 15 months old. Argued over whether they were more popular in the U.S. than the UK, they had mass appeal...

The Jam In Session – 1977 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Jam in session – July 19, 1977 The thing about the Punk movement in the UK was that it was truly about social upheaval and a reaction to the Thatcher years. Although it was appreciated here for its intensity, it didn’t...