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August 5, 1964 – A Destroyer Named Maddox- Day After Tonkin – The Fog Of War – The Crossing Of Signals –

August 5, 1964 – A day with more questions than answers – On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, was approached by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. Maddox fired three warning shots,...

The Flaming Stars - Peel Session - 1996 0

The Flaming Stars – in Session – 1996 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Flaming Stars – in session for John Peel – Recorded April 9, 1996 – broadcast April 20 – BBC Radio 1 – The Flaming Stars to get the week rolling. Their second of six sessions recorded for John Peel at BBC Radio 1. The Flaming Stars was formed in...

Alija Izetbecovic - Bosnian President 0

August 3, 1993 – The Peace Talks In Geneva – The Floods In Missouri – The Economic Package In The Oval Office.

August 3, 1993 – The Great Flood of 1993 was raging on without letup. The latest in emergencies was in the direction of historic St. Genevieve, Missouri where flood waters were rapidly heading for a crest of 49 feet. Residents were asked, then warned, then ordered to evacuate. Overnight the...

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Enric Madriguera – Capitol Transcription Sessions – 1946 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Music by Enric Madriguera and His orchestra – Capitol Transcription D-13-14 – 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something a little different for a Sunday night. A 1946 session by Latin bandleader Enric Madriguera recorded by Capitol Records for their Transcription service. The story behind all these transcription sessions...

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André Girard And The ORTF Chamber Orchestra In Music Of Pierre Max Dubois – 1965 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

André Girard and The ORTF Chamber Orchestra – Pierre Max Dubois – Ouverture pour les Oiseaux de Lune – ORTF Radio – 1965- Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Music of Pierre Max Dubois this weekend, as performed by the ORTF Chamber Orchestra led by the venerable André Girard. A...

Artie Shaw - live at The Blue Room - 1938 0

Artie Shaw – live At The Blue Room – 1938 – Past Daily Downbeat

Chipping in, and the perks are rather cool: Become a Patron! Artie Shaw and his band, live from The Blue Room at the Hotel Lincoln in New York, broadcast by CBS on December 6, 1938. Mixing things up a bit this week – heading into Big Bands of the 1930s...

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August 1, 1975 – You And Jean Shepherd On Your Radio – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

August 1, 1975 – Jean Shepherd – Daily Show – WOR-AM, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sadly, most people know the name Jean Shepherd via his immortal holiday tale, A Christmas Story. Even if you only knew him as an author, you’d know exactly who he was...

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UB40 – In Concert – Brighton Pavilion – 1985 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

UB40 – In Concert – Brighton Pavilion – 1985 – BBC Radio 1 – UB40 this weekend. Recorded at Brighton Pavilion in 1985 for BBC Radio 1’s In Concert series. The band members began as friends who knew each other from various schools across Birmingham, England. The name “UB40” was...

The Blasters - In conversation with Joe Benson - KLOS 0

A Word Or Two With The Blasters – 1981 – Past Daily Talking Music

The Blasters – in conversation with Joe Benson – The Local Music Show – November 1981 – KLOS – Mike Devich Collection L.A.’s very own Blasters, in conversation at KLOS with Joe Benson and The Local Music Show from November 1981. By now, The Blasters have become an institution. A...