Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Counter-culture Americana

“Not Necessarily Beautiful But . . . Stoned” – Drugs And Counterculture Americana – 1970 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The Drug Scene In America – Groovin’ – May 18, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – America’s long-standing love affair with all things distracting. Drugs, by the late 1960s were just as much part of American culture as Hot Dogs. Part of it was understandable – if you were...

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...

Spirit Of Memphis Quartet

Spirit Of Memphis Quartet – On The Air – 1949 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Spirit Of Memphis Quartet – Daily Radio Show – WDIA, Memphis – December 16, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even during the days of Segregated radio, one thing everyone could agree on was; gettin’ right with God was everybody’s business. And so this show featuring legendary Spirit Of...

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...

Days are crawling by

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s May 23, 1972 – A Month Till Summer Vacation: An Eternity – But At Least There’s The Real Don Steele

KHJ – The Real Don Steele – 3:00-4:00 pm – May 23, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No month moves quite as slowly as May. You get tantalizing glimpses of Summer, and then comes June Gloom and you know it will be the last day of school soon....

WLCS - Baton Rouge -1951

Before It Was Rock And While It Was Segregation – Southern Radio In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WLCS – Jivin’ Jerry – Late 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine now, the extent of segregation in America of the 1950s, but it was prevalent throughout the country, more so in the South. Everything, it seemed was separate; water fountains, movie theaters and even records....