Monthly Archive: February 2017

The state of Education in 1950s America

A Matter Of Education – A Question Of Our Place In The World – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

State of Education – Franco-American relations – Listen To Washington – February 15, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1955 we were in the middle of what became known as the Post-War Baby Boom. Kids born after 1945 were either approaching school age or were well into elementary...

The Limiñanas - What they are doing in the South of France these days

The Limiñanas – Live At Route du Rock Hiver – 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders

The Limiñanas – Live at Route du Rock Hiver – February 25, 2017 – Radio France Heading across the Atlantic tonight for a concert by French Psych-meisters The Limiñanas, recorded live at this last week’s Route du Rock Winter festival on February 25th. Actually, the husband and wife team of...

Carter-Begin February 1979

February 27, 1979 – Middle-East Summit: On Again/Off Again

February 27, 1979 – CBS The World Tonight + Walter Cronkite Comments – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 27, 1979 – A day up in the air, as a proposed Middle-East peace summit went. When this day started, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin said no to a proposed Camp...

Eugène Bigot - Conductor of The FNO

Eugéne Bigot And The French National Orchestra Play Music By Maurice Emmanuel – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Maurice Emmanuel – Overture pour une Conte Gai – French National Orchestra – Eugène Bigot, Cond. – Radio France broadcast, circa 1956. The music of Maurice Emmanuel this weekend – a name which may not ring any bells, but a prolific composer who was very active during the early years...

Echo & The Bunnymen

Echo & The Bunnymen – Live In Glasgow – 1985 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Echo & The Bunnymen – Live at Barrowlands – Glasgow – December 21, 1985 – Radio Clyde – FM Echo & The Bunnymen this week. Recorded live at Barrowlands in Glasgow by Radio Clyde on December 21, 1985. One of those bands at the forefront of neo-Psych, whose reputation was...

Burned out Isla Vista Bank Of America - Feb. 1970.

An Isla Vista State Of Mind – Anti-War Protests – February 26, 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Isla Vista Demonstrations and riot UCSB campus – William Malloch/KPFK – Feb. 24-26, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 47 years ago, Protests against the Vietnam War were at a fevered-pitch – college campuses all over the country were hotbeds. And 1970 was just getting started. The situation in...

Television Personalities

Television Personalities In Session – 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Television Personalities – in session for John Peel – August 20, 1980 – BBC Radio 1 – Television Personalities in session tonight; their first (and only) session for John Peel and recorded at BBC Radio 1 on August 20, 1980. An homage to 60s Mod-revival, some Psychedelia with Indie and...