Monthly Archive: June 2018

The Disc-Jockey

It’s June 1965 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Your Radio Is Your Alter-Ego – However, You Have This Friend . . .

KFWB – Wink Martindale – June 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Like most everyone you know, all your friends, everybody you run into, are glued to their radios. Some have pocket transistors with earphones that make them look like they’re wearing a hearing aid. Some have those...

Nick Cave

The Birthday Party In Concert – 1982 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Birthday Party (Nick Cave) – Live at Vera, Groningen, The Netherlands – June 5, 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Birthday Party this weekend. Something upbeat and cheery . . . not really. But apt for our current atmosphere? Perhaps. No getting around it, The Birthday Party...

Suzanne Vega - in concert 1990

Suzanne Vega In Concert – 1990 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Suzanne Vega – in concert – Dominion Theatre, London – 1990 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series – BBC Radio 1 – Suzanne Vega to end up the week. At the age of nine she began to write poetry. She was encouraged to do so by her stepfather. It...

Lord Halifax

June 29, 1939 – Lord Halifax Delivers An Address On British Foreign Policy – Past Daily Reference Room

June 29, 1939 – Lord Halifax Address on British Foreign Policy – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, TD, PC (16 April 1881 – 23 December 1959), styled Lord Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and Viscount Halifax from...

London - June 1939

June 29, 1939 – Summer Is Ending Early This Year – Europe Quietly Prepares

June 29, 1939 – Frank Singiser and The News (Portion) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 29, 1939 – A day of moving quickly. As grain fields were ripening in Central Europe, many secretly feared that, once the harvest was accomplished, the Rome-Berlin Axis would go into action and...

Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison Has A Word Or Two For You – (1934-2018) – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Tribute Edition

Harlan Ellison Has A Word Or Two For You – Buzz Magazine Essay – 1991 – Sallie Green Harlan Ellison died in his sleep last night. News of his death sent shock waves to all those who either knew him, knew of him, knew his work or knew his personality...

Elian Gonzalez

June 28, 2000 – Elian In Havana – No Gay Boy Scout Leaders -Abortion Challenge Turned Back . . . For Now.

June 28, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 28, 2000 – A day to celebrate if you were in Havana. A day of mourning if you were in Miami. Elian Gonzalez, the 6-year old who was orphaned after his mother died...

Soft Machine - 1969 Session

Soft Machine In Session – 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Soft Machine – In session for Top Gear/John Peel – June 15, 1969 – BBC Radio 1 – Soft Machine – one of the Desert Island bands, whose influence and point of view was the guiding light for the Progressive Rock movement from the late 1960s through the early 1970s,...

Postwar Warsaw

June 27, 1946 – Recovery And Mushroom-Shaped Clouds

June 27, 1946 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 27, 1946 – A little less than a year since the end of World War 2 – a little over year since the end of the war in Europe. The recovery was slow; economies were...