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The Verve – In Session – 1993 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A few years ago I ran an extended excerpt of a concert from The Verve recorded in 1997, during the middle period of the band. A few days later I ran across an earlier session from The Verve, this one from 1993 for the Mark Radcliffe program at the BBC,...

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Rudolf Firkusny With Rafael Kubelik And The N.Y. Philharmonic Play Music Of Vaughan Williams, Schumann And Hindemith – 1978 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

N.Y. Phil. Rafael Kubelik, Cond. – Rudolf Firkusny, Piano – March 20, 1978 – Part 1: N.Y. Phil. Rafael Kubelik, Cond. – Rudolf Firkusny, Piano – March 20, 1978 – Part 2: A classic concert this week. Two giants in music with the New York Philharmonic in a broadcast concert...

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February 24, 1978 – Coal Strike: Day 81 – Debate On The Panama Canal – A New National Anthem For China.

February 24, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 24, 1978 – News on the labor front this day in 1978. The Coal Miners strike was heading into its 81st day with not much movement in sight. Contract talks were in suspension, while the...

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The Vapors – In Session – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most everyone remembers The Vapors for their sole hit, Turning Japanese, which soared to #3 on the UK charts and #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. And I suppose there are worse fates than to be forever known as the band who gave the world Turning Japanese. But truths to...

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Reads Ferlinghetti – 1956 – (Lawrence Ferlinghetti – 1919-2021) – Past Daily Reference Room: Tribute Edition

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Reads A Coney Island Of The Mind – December 12, 1956 – SFSU Poetry Center Digital Archives – With the sad, although somewhat inevitable news that Poet, Publisher and Political iconoclast Lawrence Ferlinghetti left the earth plane earlier today at age 101, it struck home that one more...

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February 23, 1950 – Britain Goes To The Polls – Election Night In London – Coal Strike In America.

Busy day in World affairs and a busy day in domestic ones. While the eyes of the world were focused on Britain this February 23rd in 1950, waiting for election results, the eyes of American were focused on the Coal Strike where ten states were called on to invoke emergency...

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February 22, 1961 – Adlai Stevenson At The UN – Situation In The Congo – Riot In The Gallery.

  February 22, 1961 – UN Security Council – Adlai Stevenson address and riot – NBC Special Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 22, 1961 – In what was his first major address as UN Ambassador, Adlai Stevenson was witness to a violent outbreak in the gallery just...

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February 22, 1969 – In Dread Of A Nixon Visit – End Of The Tet Holiday – “George Was A Snappy Dancer”.

News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated ¬†President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary Higgins Clark, and revelations over what were previously conceived notions as to who...

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Tortelier Plays Tortelier – Paul And Maud Tortelier – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Rescuing and preserving take a village: Become a Patron! Back to Paris tonight for a 1st French performance of the Concerto for 2 Cellos and Orchestra by Paul Tortelier. The Concerto was originally premiered in Germany in 1951, but since there is no date on the transcriptions I have, it’s...