Monthly Archive: February 2018

Placebo - live in Paris 1997

Placebo Live In Paris – 1997 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Placebo – live in Paris – Recorded June 30, 1997 – Black Sessions – RFI – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Placebo in session/concert tonight. Formerly known as Ashtray Heart, Placebo are an Indie/Alternative band started by guitarist/singer Brian Molko and guitarist/bassist Stefan Oldsdal. They first grabbed attention and prominence...

Adlai Stevenson - 1953

Adlai Stevenson Assesses The Future Of The Democratic Party – 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

Adlai Stevenson – assessing the 1952 elections and looking to the future – February 14, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unless you’re a history buff, or are old enough to remember either the 1952 or 1956 Presidential election, or his famous showdown with Russia’s¬†Ambassador Zorin at the United...

Waylon Jennings

February 13, 2002 – Controversies On Ice – Waylon Jennings: Passing Of A Country Legend – Trial Of

February 13, 2002 – CBS World News Roundup, Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 13, 2002 – Lots of news this day. Starting with the International Skating Union calling a conference in Salt Lake City to announce what it called an “internal assessment” of allegedly tainted judging...

The White Stripes

The White Stripes – In Concert From London – 2001 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The White Stripes – In Concert from The London Forum 2001 – BBC Radio 1 – The White Stripes in concert to kick off the week. The Detroit garage/blues/Indie/Punk duo Jack and Meg White were together from 1997 to 2011, released six studio albums, received wide critical acclaim for their...

Robert McNamara

Defense Secretary McNamara Addresses The DNC Platform – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Defense Secretary Robert McNamara – Address To Democratic Party Platform Committee – August 17, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Seven days after the infamous “Gulf of Tonkin Incident“, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was giving a pep talk to the Democratic Party Platform, ahead of the Convention which...

Kenneth Lay - Enron scandal

February 12, 2002 – A Heightened State Of Alert – An Enron State Of Mind

February 12, 2002 – NPR News – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12, 2002 – A day which would sound all-too familiar for the months and years ahead. A heightened state of alert, based on information received from inmates at Guantanamo of a pending Terrorist...

Alphons Diepenbrock

The Hague Residentie Orchestra Play Music Of Diepenbrock – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Diepenbrock – Overture to Act 3 of Marsyas – Hague Residentie Orkest – Willem van Otterloo, Cond – Radio Nederland 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something a bit different this week – from the Radio Nederland series Netherlands Composers, issued by their Transcription department circa 1950 – a...

Earthquake of 1952

Sudden California – The Earthquake Story – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

The Earthquake Story – KNX/CBS Radio – July 27, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Midwest has tornadoes, the East Coast has hurricanes and the West Coast has earthquakes – there’s something everywhere you go. With Tornadoes and Hurricanes at least you get some warning – maybe not...

Ben Webster

Ben Webster Live In Paris – 1972 – Past Daily Downbeat

  Ben Webster Quartet – Live in Paris – November 4, 1972 – Radio France – The legendary Ben Webster this weekend. Recorded live in Paris in November of 1972, Webster is joined by Georges Arvanitas on piano, Jacky Samson on bass and Charles Saudrais on drums for some solid,...