Daily Archive: October 7, 2020

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Simon & Garfunkel – Live In Amsterdam – 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A classic concert to start the week off – this time from Simon & Garfunkel in a rare performance at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, recorded by VPRO on May 2, 1970. With all of these classic concerts surfacing lately,  you’d think someone finally got around to opening up the closet door,...

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BBC Symphony With Sir Malcolm Sargent And Andor Foldes Play Music Of Shostakovich, Beethoven And Bartok – 1958 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part One: Part Two: Another historic concert this week. This one from 1958, featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent and featuring the legendary Hungarian pianist Andor Foldes in a program of music by Dmitri Shostakovich, Beethoven and Bartok. Beginning with the first performance outside the Soviet...

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Detroit – City Of The Future In 1949 – October 7, 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1950s, I wasn’t really aware of how much Detroit was different than other cities. It was a place I lived with my family and I had no other frame of reference. I was however, aware that my father, who worked in...

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October 7, 1980 – Election ’80 – 4 Weeks And Counting – Reagan-Carter Campaigns Heading To The Wire.

With 4 weeks to go, the 1980 Presidential campaign was in the home stretch. On this October 7,1980, the polls were all over the place and the candidates were in high gear; pressing the flesh, promising the moon. And the election rhetoric started to get harsh. President Carter, insisting there...