Tribute

Marni Nixon

Passing Of The Invisible Voice – RIP: Marni Nixon – 1930-2016 – Past Daily Gallimaufry – Tribute Edition

Marni Nixon – with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hans Swarowsky – January 6, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news last night (unconfirmed at the time) of the passing of vocal legend Marni Nixon, it was the passing of an era. During a period in Hollywood,...

Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson Tribute To Eleanor Roosevelt – 1964 Democratic Convention

Adlai Stevenson – Tribute to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt – 1964 Democratic Convention – August 27, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Adlai Stevenson, who was Presidential candidate for the Democrats in 1952 and 1956 and who became U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations up to the time of...

Otis Redding

Otis Redding – Live In Stockholm 1967 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Legends this weekend. The immortal Otis Redding, in concert from Stockholm and recorded by the venerable Sveriges Radio in 1967. It’s been said, and rightly so, that Otis Redding was one of the greatest singers in the history of American Popular Music, and was one of the seminal figures in...

South Africa Protests

June 14, 1986 – State Of Emergency – Farewell To The King Of Swing

June 14, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A state of emergency was declared in minority-ruled South Africa, this June 14, 1986. Amid a worldwide outcry, the South African government imposed a harsh state of Emergency nationwide, hoping to counter violence as the ten-year...

Muhammad Ali- Nikki Giovannia

Muhammad Ali Talks With Nikki Giovanni -1972 – Past Daily Tribute Edition

Muhammad Ali talks with Nikki Giovanni – Soul! – January 5, 1972 – NET – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news of the passing of legend and icon Muhammad Ali, I was looking for something that expressed who the man was – not so much the fighter,...

Memorial Day 1923

Memorial Day 1923 – Warren G. Harding

Memorial Day 1923 – President Warren G. Harding Address at Hoboken New Jersey – Return of 5,212 war dead – May 23, 1923 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Memorial Day – In 1923 it was observed by the return of some 5,212 war dead from Europe, fallen during World...

5 Royales

The Perks Are Going Fast – But You Don’t Have To Be Left Out

  What a difference a few perks make! With 10 days left and a whole raft of Premiums to choose from (sorry – the Works -all the box sets and book for $150 went within a few hours!), there’s a lot of tempting stuff left, and it’s available when you chip...

Nixon Funeral

Funeral For A President – April 27, 1994

Funeral for President Nixon – April 27, 1994 – NPR Special Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – After suffering a severe stroke on April 18, former President Nixon died on April 22nd. The 35th President of the U.S. whose legacy ranged from ending the long-standing refusal to recognize Red...

Prince - photo: Nandy McClean

Prince & The Revolution – Birthday 1984 – (RIP: Prince – 1958-2016) – Past Daily Tribute Edition

Prince & The Revolution – Birthday Concert – First Avenue, Minneapolis – June 7, 1984 – There are no words. In a year, already crowded with loss beyond imagination, we add one more – another loss – another stare of disbelief – another series of heartbroken questions. The loss of...