Monthly Archive: July 2017

The Last Party

The Last Party In Session – 1989 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Last Party – In Session for John Peel – January 9, 1989 – BBC Radio 1 – The Last Party. Together from 1985 until 1996 when, rather than break-up, they changed their name to The Bitter Springs and have carried on ever since. Formed in 1985, the London-based Alternative...

Senate Judiciary committee Hearings July 1974

July 29, 1974 – Judiciary Impeachment Hearings: Day 5 – The Ayes Have It.

July 29, 1974 – CBS Radio – Judiciary Impeachment Hearings Report: Day 5 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 29, 1974 – As the Senate Judiciary Impeachment Hearings continued, and as each article of Impeachment was voted on, the initial fear, agony and sadness over passage of the first...

President Reagan - Skin Cancer

July 31, 1987 – Disasters, Family Planning And The Reagan Nose

July 31, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 31, 1987 – A day full of activity, from the White House to Mexico City. Starting off with news of a horrific plane crash in Mexico city. A 1940s vintage Cargo Plane, carrying Show Horses...

Ernest Chausson -

Jean-Christophe Benoit And The ORTF Chamber Orchestra Play Music Of Ernest Chausson – 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Ernest Chausson – Poème de l’ammour et de la mer – Jean-Christophe Benoit, Bariton – ORTF Chamber Orchestra, André Girard, cond. – ORTF Radio broadcast – 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A familiar name this week; Ernest Chausson has been widely regarded as one of the key French...

Miles Davis

Miles Davis – Live At L’Olympia, Paris – 1960 – Past Daily Downbeat

Miles Davis – Live at L’Olympia, Paris – March 21, 1960 – Radio France – Miles Davis this weekend. One of the most influential and popular Jazz artists of the 20th century, and probably one of the most well documented. Practically every live recording, session outtake or interview has been...

INXS - In Concert from Sydney 1982

INXS – Live From Sydney 1982 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

INXS – In concert from Sydney – August 12, 1982 – Triple J Radio – INXS in concert this weekend. From their beginnings in 1977 until the death of their founding member and lead singer Michael Hutchence in 1997, INXS were a household name around their native Australia as well...

Passing Period - Lincoln High - Brooklyn 1963

You’re A Teenager – You Live In Brooklyn – It’s June, 1963 – And BMR Can Read Your Mind – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

B. Mitchel Reed – WMCA – June 28, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I’m sure it’s a bit more complicated now, but back in the Dark Ages, when AM radio was the only game in town and Top-40 radio held sway over just about all your burgeoning musical...

Counter-culture Americana

“Not Necessarily Beautiful But . . . Stoned” – Drugs And Counterculture Americana – 1970 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The Drug Scene In America – Groovin’ – May 18, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – America’s long-standing love affair with all things distracting. Drugs, by the late 1960s were just as much part of American culture as Hot Dogs. Part of it was understandable – if you were...

The Fratellis - live at Reading 2008

The Fratellis – Live At Reading 2008 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Fratellis – live at Reading Festival 2008 – BBC 6 Music – The Fratellis to end the week. Don’t know why, but I realized it’s been almost 4 years since I did a post on one of my favorite bands of recent years. I always liked their high-voltage energy,...

Medicare - July 1965

July 28-29, 1965 – A New Word In Our Lexicon: Medicare

  July 29, 1965 – News item: Passage of Medicare Bill – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Medicare. 52 years ago this week, it became a reality for millions of Americans, By an overwhelming majority on July 28, the Medicare bill passed Congress and headed to President Johnson for signature....