Monthly Archive: October 2020

The Moody Blues In Concert 1

The Moody Blues In Concert – 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Most people have relegated The Moody Blues to a sort of caricature status in recent years – the epitome of the airey-faerie Hippy-love and tie-dye stereotype of the 60’s. Their music has been limited to the almost exclusive playing of Knights In White Satin or Tuesday Afternoon, their two biggest...

First Day - New School - 1967 2

It’s February 1967 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – You’re The New Kid In A New School – First Days Are Just Like That.

Wink Martindale – KFWB – February 18, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s happened to almost everybody at one time or another. You’re the New Kid In School – don’t know a soul – don’t know your way around – everybody is staring at you like you’re the...

Izia in concert from Bordeaux 2

Izia Live In Bordeaux – 2018 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Rock Without Borders

Ending up our “Rock Without Borders” theme this week – another artist who gives further evidence the French Rock scene is alive and well and kicking ass. Izia (Higelin), daughter of the late and legendary Jacques Higelin and sister of Arthur H. (who I ran a gig from earlier this...

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October 30, 1939 – Closing The New York World’s Fair (For The Winter)

It was October 30, eighty-one years ago that the 1939 New York World’s Fair came to a close for the winter. Scheduled to re-open in May of 1940. The World of Tomorrow, as it was referred to, was a hugely ambitious project – the second largest and most expensive World’s...

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Sophie Hunger – Live At Paleo Festival 2013, Nyon – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders/Festival Edition

I just ran across this one from the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland which was recorded on July 13, 2013. Sophie Hunger is from Zurich and she was a surprise  hit at the 2008 Montreux Festival. Her sound is a mixture of a lot of different influences. And so is her...

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October 29, 1975 – Anwar Sadat Addresses The UN General Assembly – Past Daily Reference Room.

Anwar Sadat – Address to United Nations General Assembly – October 29, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 29, 1975 – On this day, President Anwar El Sadat of Egypt appealed to UN General Assembly to make sure that the Palestinians are given full recognition in any negotiations...

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October 29, 1944 – Allied Forces Sweeping Holland – Aachen Looks For A Mayor – Japan Looks For A New Prime Minister.

October 29, 1944 – World News Today – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 29, 1944 – Upbeat news from the Western Front. Dispatches coming in reporting Allied forces have been sweeping through Holland, at last report taking control of the Southern town of Breda in the...

The Animen - Label Suisse Festival 2020 0

The Animen – Live At Label Suisse Festival 2020 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders

The Animen – live at Label Suisse Festival – Metropole Club – Lausanne Switzerland – September 19, 20202 – RTS Couleur 2 Radio – Your support to keep this going is really needed right about now: Become a Patron! Continuing our tour of places non-English speaking, I just ran across...

Nikolai Demidenko - in concert - 2012 2

Nikolai Demidenko With Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi And Orchestre National De France In Concert – 2012 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Nikolai Demidenko, piano – Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi And Orchestre National de France – May 3, 2012 – Radio France Musique – Covering familiar territory this weekend with Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko and Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi leading Orchestre National de France in music of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovksy. Broadcast live by Radio France Musique...

Adlai Stevenson - Campaiging - 1956 0

October 28 1956 – Eisenhower Or Stevenson? Election ’56 And The Candidates –

October 28, 1956 – American Forum: Eisenhower or Stevenson? – Debate – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 28,1956 – Election season, and only 8 days before Americans went to the polls and decided on either the incumbent, Eisenhower or the challenger, Adlai Stevenson in a bid...