Tagged: Past Daily

Refugees fleeing Liberian overthrow

August 5, 1990 – Invasion And Overthrows

August 5, 1990 – ABC Information Network News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 5, 1990 – unsettling news this day. The ongoing attempted overthrow in Liberia of the government of President Samuel Doe and the outbreak of Civil War, prompted President Bush to order the evacuation of all...

Boris Yeltsin

July 15, 1996 – The Trouble With Boris

July 15, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 15, 1996 had to do with bad manners, mixed signals and no-shows. Russia’s Boris Yeltsin abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with vice-President Al Gore, with Kremlin officials stammering and making awkward excuses....

Killing Joke

Killing Joke – Live At Reading Festival 1986 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Killing Joke in concert tonight. From the 1986 Reading Festival, a one-hour set by the pioneers of Industrial Rock. Killing Joke were a very influential band in the 80s. Their mix of Electronica, Goth, and Synth Pop paved the way for a number of bands to follow suit – notably,...

Poster in Red China

LBJ Has A Word About China – July 12, 1966

On July 12, 1966 – With the Vietnam War pulling us deeper and deeper into the conflict-with-no-end, and Red China showing increasing antagonism toward the U.S. – and now that they had the Atomic Bomb – the balance of power in Southeast Asia was looking precarious, at least to our...

Camel

Camel In Session 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Camel in session at Electric Ladyland Studios – November 19, 1974 – Camel was one of the first of the Progressive bands to become a bigger hit in the U.S. than they were in their native UK. By 1974, the band had already released their second album, Mirage via their...

Kevin Ayers

Kevin Ayers – Live At Radio Bremen 1976 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

When news surfaced, some three years ago, that Kevin Ayers had died, it was one of those shocking and sad occasions that instantly recalled all those contributions he had made over the decades and how much had gone unnoticed. Ayers was a founding member of the iconic Soft Machine, whose...

The Vapors

The Vapors In Concert 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Vapors in concert from Guildford and recorded by BBC Radio 1 on February 11, 1981. Sadly, The Vapors, like many bands from the beginnings of Rock n’ Roll, were often relegated to “one-hit wonder” status – it certainly wasn’t their fault. As is evidenced by this concert, The Vapors...