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October 16, 1938 – Winston Churchill – An Address To America

October 16, 1938 – Winston Churchill: An Address To The American People – combined networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On October 16, 1938, Member of Parliament Winston Churchill broadcast directly to the United States. The speech is an impassioned appeal for greater American involvement in Europe in the...

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Spencer Davis Group (w/Steve Winwood) Live In Stockholm 1967 – RIP: Spencer Davis (1939-2020)

Hearing the sad news this morning of the passing of Spencer Davis, I thought I would run this radio session from Sweden, recorded just prior to Steve Winwood leaving the band to form Traffic. I’m not sure if they ever toured the U.S., but it would have been memorable. Spencer...

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October 20, 1944 – ‘I Shall Return’ – Allies Invade The Philippines.

On this day in 1944, a promise made by General MacArthur as he was leaving the besieged islands of The Philippines that he would return, became fact. On October 20, 1944 an allied invasion force reported to be an entire army stormed ashore, effectively cutting the island in two. Reports...

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Spirit – Texas International Pop Festival – 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Spirit – in concert at the Texas International Pop Festival – September 1, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Spirit in concert to kick off the week. Unfortunately, a band whose legacy at the moment appears to be “those guys who sued Led Zeppelin”, and not much else. However,...

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Cable TV Versus Free TV – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Pay TV vs. Free TV – Sylvester “Pat” Weaver – Vincent Wasilewski – Commonwealth Club of Calif. May 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A debate featuring former NBC President Sylvester “Pat” Weaver and Vincent Wasilewski, President of the National Association of Broadcasters. The subject was Cable Television,...

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October 19, 1978 – The Situation In Namibia – The Situation In South Lebanon – An Israeli-Egyptian Peace Taking Longer Than Expected.

October 19, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 19, 1978 – A day where conflicts and peace moves seemed to pop up everywhere. From Namibia came word that South African President P.W. Botha all but reverse South Africa’s position on the conflict going...

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October 19, 1941 – All Eyes On Moscow

News for this October 19th in 1941 was about the Eastern Front. The German drive to Moscow before the first snows of Winter. The big push was in the area of the Caucasus; the huge Oil fields of Baku which, if captured would mean the German Army would cut off...

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The Paris Conservatory Orchestra Play Music Of Jacques Ibert – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Covering some familiar territory tonight. Familiar composer, but a less familiar work. Jacques Ibert has enjoyed a popularity undiminished with time. Versatile and well regarded during his lifetime, his popularity has only increased since his death 50 years ago. Ibert pursued a successful composing career, writing (sometimes in collaboration with...

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Artie Shaw – Live At The Blue Room, New York – 1939 – Past Daily Downbeat

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra – Live from The Blue Room, Lincoln Hotel, New York City – January 18, 1939 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Artie Shaw makes another appearance on these pages – this time in a remote broadcast from The Blue Room at the...

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Portishead – Live At Glastonbury 2013 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

One of my favorite bands of the last 20 years, Portishead in concert are always an eagerly anticipated event. And they certainly didn’t disappoint this year at Glasto. Beth Gibbons‘ mesmerizing vocals, mistakenly considered doom-laden by some, but once you realize that one of her influences was Edith Piaf, take...