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Monthly Archive: December 2014

Christmas With The Troops 1952 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry 0

Christmas With The Troops 1952 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Let’s Go Hollywood with George Fisher – December 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection What began during World War 2 as a holiday ritual, continued on for decades as members of the Hollywood contingent boarded...

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Christmas During The Blitz – December 24-25, 1940 0

Christmas During The Blitz – December 24-25, 1940

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Home Service – Christmas in Wartime – Dec. 24-25, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. However melancholy one gets over the Christmas season, there’s always the possibility of getting stuck in the middle of a war...

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‘ . . .And God Bless All Of You – All Of You On The Good Earth’ – Apollo 8 – December 24, 1968

Become a Patron! Coming to the end of a year of chaos and upheaval in 1968, a glimmer of hope came from a space capsule orbiting the moon on December 24, 1968. From outside the window of their ship, a view of the Earth peering over the horizon of the...

Brian Auger-Julie Driscoll And The Trinity – BBC Sessions 1967-1968 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition 0

Brian Auger-Julie Driscoll And The Trinity – BBC Sessions 1967-1968 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – Brian Auger and The Trinity With Julie Driscoll – Top Of The Pops – 1967-1968 – BBC Radio 1 A nod to the beginnings of Prog-Rock via keyboard virtuoso Brian Auger, along with vocalist Julie Driscoll and The...

‘I Am Troubled By The Cynical Immorality Of My Country’ – John Steinbeck – America’s Moral Crisis – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

‘I Am Troubled By The Cynical Immorality Of My Country’ – John Steinbeck – America’s Moral Crisis – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind – Moral Crisis in America – 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Some 54 years ago, we were in the midst of a moral crisis. Society was coming apart at the seams. We were becoming...

‘I Think Something Was Wrong With That Flight’ – PanAm 103 – December 23, 1988 0

‘I Think Something Was Wrong With That Flight’ – PanAm 103 – December 23, 1988

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – December 23, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A confusing and disturbing day in history, this December 23rd in 1988. With details about PanAm Flight 103, which exploded mid-air over Lockerbie Scotland...

Joe Cocker In Session At The BBC – (Joe Cocker: 1944-2014) – Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition 0

Joe Cocker In Session At The BBC – (Joe Cocker: 1944-2014) – Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Joe Cocker in Session at The BBC – 1968-1969 – BBC Radio 1 I was hoping we’d make it to the end of the year (a little over a week away) without news of one more passing...

No Hot New Electronic Gizmos This Year – December 22, 1997 0

No Hot New Electronic Gizmos This Year – December 22, 1997

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – December 22, 1997 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection One of the years that was winding up on a fragile note, this particular December 22nd in 1997. A 14-hour whirlwind tour of Sarajevo...