Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

L.A. at night - 1962

L.A. In 1962 – Megalopolis At Night – KNX Visits The Potted Pigeon And Asks About The food – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KNX Radio – Megalopolis At Night: A Visit To The Potted Pigeon – June 8, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – L.A. nightlife in the early 60s. A lot going on and no shortage of restaurants and night clubs. Along Hollywood Boulevard it was a place to people watch...

Roosevelt High - St. Louis 1966

It’s July 1966 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In St. Louis – Paul Revere And The Raiders Can Read Your Mind – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KXOK – Nick Charles – July 29, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer School. You don’t hear about it that much any more, but in 1966 it was a ritual if you were still in School. Taking Summer school held the possibility that you might graduate a semester...

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...

Jerry Lewis with Dean Martin

Jerry Lewis Has A Word Or Two About Jerry Lewis – 2005 – (1926-2017) – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Tribute Edition

Jerry Lewis – Interview with Terry Gross – NPR: Fresh Air – October 25, 2005 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jerry Lewis is gone. Most people have come to know him as the “guy on the Muscular Dystrophy Telethons”. Still others remember the long career...

Passing Period - Lincoln High - Brooklyn 1963

You’re A Teenager – You Live In Brooklyn – It’s June, 1963 – And BMR Can Read Your Mind – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

B. Mitchel Reed – WMCA – June 28, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I’m sure it’s a bit more complicated now, but back in the Dark Ages, when AM radio was the only game in town and Top-40 radio held sway over just about all your burgeoning musical...

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...