Monthly Archive: December 2016

New Years Eve -Times Square 1957

New Years Eve – Times Square – December 31, 1957 – Count Basie And The Year Of The Sputnik

New Years Eve – Times Square 1957 – Birdland – Count Basie – December 31, 1957 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – New Years Eve 1957: Times Square. 1957, like every other year, a celebration and a mass of people, converging on Times Square in New York...

David Bowie (photo: Steve Schapiro)

David Bowie In Concert – 1974 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Thousand Yard Stare Edition

David Bowie – in concert from Universal Amphitheater – September 5, 1974 David Bowie this weekend. One of the far-too-many icons we lost this year. Seems like it happened a decade ago, with news of an additional passing almost daily; each as heartbreaking and numbing as the other. But sadly,...

New York City 1955

December 30, 1955 – Cold War, Taking Stock, The Road Ahead

December 30, 1955 – News broadcasts, commentaries – various networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 30,1955 – In 1955, as in 2016, the day before New Year‘s Eve fell on a Friday – the weekend was set aside for celebrating and the ever-present singing of Auld lang Syne....