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Monthly Archive: May 2016

Immigration in the 1950s 0

U.S. Immigration Policy In 1953 – May 17, 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

U.S. Immigration policy – 1953 – American Forum Of The Air – May 17, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The subject of Immigration always seems to rear its head at certain times, and during certain election years. For a country which prides itself on its policy towards those...

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Mike Dukakis - Campaign '88 0

May 17, 1988 – The Road To Detente – The Trail To The White House

May 17, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 17th 1988 – busy day for politics at home and overseas, this day. Starting with news of a dramatic decline in the U.S. trade deficit. The Commerce Department issued the March figures which showed a...

A Flock Of Seagulls 0

A Flock Of Seagulls – In Concert 1982 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A Flock Of Seagulls – Live at The Paris Theatre, London – 1982 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series – A Flock of Seagulls tonight. One of those bands synonymous with the 80s and MTV – a band tailor-made for Music videos and a band which came to be...

Farmingdale - May 16, 1938 0

Soon Over Farmingdale – America’s First Air Raid Drill – May 16, 1938

  Farmingdale Long Island – Eyewitness reports of First Air Raid Drill in U.S. – May 16, 1938 – WOR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With ominous war clouds gathering over Europe, the question of preparedness in America was being considered. War was going to be different in the...

Czech Pres, Benes and troops - 1938 0

May 16, 1938 – “Prague Calling . . . .”

May 16, 1938 – Radio Prague News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 16, 1938 – It didn’t seem so ominous at the time, but news for Prague over the situation in Czechoslovakia was becoming one of concern throughout Europe. The issue of lands under Czech control which originally...

Maurice Emmanuel 1

Yvonne Lefébure Plays Music Of Maurice Emmanuel 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Maurice Emmanuel – Sonatine Number 3 – Yvonne Lefébure, piano – Centenary Concert 1962 – ORTF, Paris – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Maurice Emmanuel this weekend, as played by the legendary French pianist Yvonne Lefébure, who frequently played Emmanuel’s works and was the dedicatee of his...

Charlie Parker 0

Charlie Parker And The Stars Of Modern Jazz – Carnegie Hall 1949 – Past Daily Downbeat

Charlie Parker and The Stars Of Modern Jazz – Carnegie Hall – Dec. 24, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – History this week. Charlie Parker, along with a stellar lineup which included Miles Davis, Serge Chaloff, Kai Winding, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano, Jimmy Jones, Sonny...

Bob Dylan 0

Bob Dylan Plays Newport – 1965 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Bob Dylan – Newport Folk Festival – July 25, 1965 – Pete Tesoro Collection – (Starting this week, we’re adding occasional guest editors who have spoken about favorite concerts and were asked to write about them – This week it’s Pete Tesoro – give him a nice round of applause!)...

Canter's 1967 6

Teenage Life – You’re In L.A. – It’s Monday Night – And October 2, 1967 Means Better Music Radio on KFWB

B. Mitchel Reed – KFWB – October 2, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment of Teenage life in the 1960s and the L.A. Radio that was inseparable along with it. Tonight it’s BMR and KFWB and Monday night, October 2, 1967. The news was strange – San...

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Jayne Mansfield And A Cast Of Hundreds Talk To Bob Crane – 1964 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Bob Crane – 9th Anniversary Show – May 30, 1964 – KNX Radio Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Talk radio in Los Angeles during the 1950s and 1960s was completely different than Talk Radio is now. Then, it was about personalities – the show host and the...