Tagged: Los Angeles

Rotary Connection

Rotary Connection – Texas International Pop Festival 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Rotary Connection seem to have been lost in the shuffle to help define the 60s these last few decades. Touted as the first Psychedelic Soul band to come out of Chicago in 1966, they initially got their start as Muddy Waters backup band for his nod to Psychedelia, the album...

XTC

XTC – Live At The Rainbow 1979 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Perennial favorites XTC this weekend – recorded at the legendary Rainbow in London on September 17, 1979. Although many claimed XTC failed to maintain popularity in both the UK and US, they managed to put out some memorable material during their tenure. And because of that, their popularity has grown...

Julien Baker

Julien Baker – Live At Outside Lands Festival 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Julien Baker – live at Outside lands Music and Arts Festival – August 6, 2016 – Livestream News faces tonight. Julien Baker has been creating a stir in recent months. The 20 year old singer-songwriter, establishing herself early-on as a member of the Memphis band Forrister has struck out on...

Los Angeles Crime Scene - 1930s

When Los Angeles Had A Muckraker And His Name Was Clinton – Past Daily Reference Room

KFAC – Clifford Clinton – The People Speak – September 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Los Angeles in the 1920s and 30s was a veritable cornucopia of crime, corruption, bribery and murder. Crime of the political kind – influence peddling at City Hall – land deals – water...

The Fixx - one of the early MTV bands

The Fixx – In Concert 1982 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Fixx – in concert at The Paris Theatre, London – 1982 – BBC In Concert series – BBC Radio 1 – The Fixx – one of the prime examples of a band who were catapulted to stardom via exposure on MTV. Initially a rock band known simply as The...

JFK - This was the new Frontier

John F. Kennedy Accepts The Nomination – 1960 – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Sen. John F. Kennedy accepts the nomination for President – July 1960. As a continuing reminder of the power of great speeches, particularly in the political arena, the JFK acceptance speech goes down in history as one of the memorable moments in our country’s history. Below is a printed excerpt...

Youth and Police

Youth And Police – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Youth and Police in America, circa 1971. If there was one thing the 60s made glowingly apparent, that most decades previously didn’t, it was the notion to question authority. Sparked by the Vietnam War and set ablaze by the Youth explosion, there were more teenagers running around America’s streets than...

Congo - July 1960

July 13, 1960 – A Kennedy Clincher – Chaos In The Congo

July 13, 1960 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 13, 1960 was about contrasts. In Los Angeles, the Democratic Convention was moving along, with Senator John F. Kennedy having more than enough delegate votes to clinch the Presidential nomination. Even...

Hollywood Park - June 1938

Opening Day At Hollywood Park – June 9, 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Opening Day program at Hollywood Pqrk – George McCall program – June 9 , 1938 – CBS/KNX – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – An institution for racing fans since it was built in 1938, the Legendary Hollywood Park faced its demise via wrecking ball on May 31, 2015, and an...