Monthly Archive: October 2017

Coleman Young -HUAC Hearings 1952

1952 – HUAC Hearings Come To Detroit – Coleman Young Testifies – Past Daily Reference Room

HUAC Committee Hearings – Michigan Communist Activities – Feb. 28,1952 – WJR-Detroit – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For those of you who don’t remember that period during the 1950s, where the Communist scare took on unprecedented proportions, the wave of Hearings took place in most major cities of the...

Alignment pact signing - October 14, 1939

October 24, 1939 – About Turkey – Report On The Signing Of The Anglo-French-Turkish Treaty.

October 24, 1939 – Report from Ankara – BBC World Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 24, 1939 – With a war a little over a month old, and news traveling slowly, word about the British-French-Turkish Treaty signing had surfaced days after the actual event. It was a...

George Young (1946-2017)

The Easybeats In Germany – 1967 – (RIP: George Young) Past Daily Soundbooth

The Easybeats – live in Germany – 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news yesterday (more sad news . . .and I thought last year was bad . . .) that George Young, former founding member of The Easybeats, who rose to fame in the mid-1960s...

Sid Vicious

October 23, 1978 – Peace Watch In The Middle East – Suicide Watch For Sid Vicious

October 23, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 23, 1978 – Depending on your age, you were either very interested in the ongoing and almost-there Middle-East Peace negotiations, or the news that Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious had attempted suicide and was rushed...

Howard Hanson

Howard Hanson And The Eastman-Rochester Symphony Play Music Of Harl McDonald 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Harl McDonald – The Mission At San Juan Capistrano – Howard Hanson and The Eastman-Rochester Symphony – April 27, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Some Americana this weekend. Harl McDonald, born in Boulder Colorado in 1899 and died in Princeton New Jersey in 1955. In addition to composing,...

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins – Jazz At The Philharmonic – Stockholm, 1958 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jazz At The Philharmonic – Stockholm, Sweden – May 20, 1958 – Sveriges Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A convocation of Cool this week – a gathering of legends under the auspices of Jazz At The Philharmonic. This one from May 20, 1958 at the Stockholm Konzerthus and...

Clifford Odets

Clifford Odets: “The Artist Is Taking A Strange Place In America Today” 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Clifford Odets – Interview for Sum & Substance – Feb. 3, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The name Clifford Odets may not ring any bells, unless you have spent time going through the history of Theatre and the Social commentary of 1930s Depression-era America. To many, Clifford Odets...