Tagged: Popular Culture

Department S

Department S – In Session 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Department S – In session for John Peel – November 19, 1980 – BBC Radio 1 – Another short-lived band of the Dawn of New Wave era. Department S were named after a popular 60s TV show. They had evolved from an earlier Punk/Ska band, Guns for Hire and emerged...

Modern English

Modern English In Session 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Modern-English-Peel-Session-Nov.-11-1980 – BBC Radio 1 – Early glimpses of New Wave tonight, by way of Modern English, a band who not only pioneered a new genre in music, but also achieved hit-making cross-over status. Formed in 1979, Modern English were a four-piece from Colchester who bore a strong resemblance to...

Au Pairs

Au Pairs – Live At Rotterdam New Pop – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Au Pairs in concert tonight. Together a short period of time, but highly influential during that period. Formed in 1978 and disbanding in 1983, Au Pairs was led by singer Lesley Woods, who was described as “One of the most striking Women in British Rock”. The band were at the...

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...

The Housemartins

The Housemartins – In Session – 1987 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Peel Edition

The Housemartins – in session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – November 3, 1987 – Further evidence the 80s produced a wide playing field of bands and artists. The Housemartins described themselves as Christian-Marxists, but the Press said they were Jangle Pop who moved into Alternative as their...

Harold Wilson Discusses Britain – The Labour Party And The Common Market – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

When Harold Wilson became head of the Labour Party in Britain, succeeding Hugh Gaitskell, who had died in February of 1963, he hit the proverbial ground running. Thrust into a world of uncertainty, via the Cold War and the heating up of East-West tensions over Berlin. The Common Market, which...

Carter USM

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – Live At Kilburn 1991 – Past Daily Soundbooth

    Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine tonight – recorded live at the Kilburn National in London in 1991 by the venerable BBC for their In Concert series. Further evidence music was all over the map, and getting further out there by the time the 90s arrived. Carter The Unstoppable...

Lionel Barrymore

Fabien Sevitzky And The Indianapolis Symphony Play Music Of Lionel Barrymore 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lionel Barrymore – Piranesi Suite- Indianapolis Symphony – Fabien Sevitzky, cond. – Dec. 17, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Going slightly off the beaten path this weekend. Lionel Barrymore, who is probably best known as an actor, and seen just about every year as the evil Mr. Potter...

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...

Teenagers dancing 1967

It’s June 16, 1967 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Listening To KBLA, And Your Heart Is About To Be Broken

KBLA – The Diamond Mine – June 16, 1967 – Hour 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – KBLA – The Diamond Mine – June 16, 1967 – Hour 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – KBLA – The Diamond Mine – June 16, 1967 – Hour 3 – Gordon...