Daily Archive: May 19, 2016

X-Ray Spex

X-Ray Spex In Session 1978 – Past Daily Soundbooth: 40 Years Of Punk

X-Ray Spex – In Session for John Peel – February 20, 1978 – BBC Radio 1 – Continuing our 40th anniversary observance of the birth of Punk, a session tonight from X-Ray Spex and the inimitable Poly Styrene. Their first session for John Peel, recorded on February 20, 1978. Short...

Dewey-Stassen Debate – An Exercise In Civility – May 17, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dewey-Stassen Debate – 1948 Presidential Election; Republican Ticket – May 17, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When former New York Governor and Republican Presidential hopeful Thomas E-Dewey debated former Minnesota Governor Harold Stassen during the Republican Presidential primaries of 1948, it was something new that hadn’t been done...

Tiananmen Square 1989

May 19, 1989 – Tension And Confrontation

May 19, 1989 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 19, 1989 – a day of increased tensions and confrontation. Students gathered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to protest the hardline regime and push for dramatic political reforms in China. As the protests continued, the movement gained...