Author: gordonskene

The Screaming Ababs aka The Tea Set, The Sigma 6, The Pink Floyd Blues Sound 0

The Screaming Abdabs/The Tea Set/The Pink Floyd Blues Sound – 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Unless you already knew, Pink Floyd went under several names before they settled on the one that would lead to fame and fortune. One of those names was The Abdabs, or The Screaming Abdabs. Others were The Tea Set, Sigma 6, Jokers Wild and The Pink Floyd Blues Band. Here...

Adlai Stevenson - 1956 Campaign 0

1956 – Adlai Stevenson On The Imperative Of Education – Past Daily Reference Room

Adlai Stevenson – Campaign address from Milwaukee, Wisconsin – September 28, 1956 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hate to be pushy, but . . .Become a Patron! As we’ve finished the Presidential Election of 2020, amid optimism, questions, confusion and unprecedented behavior, running across this campaign...

Paris Riots - 1947 0

December 4, 1947 – For Paris: Another Day, Another Round Of Billy Clubs – For The Middle East: Another Unholy Day In The Holy Land.

  Another day of drama and upheaval, this December 4th in 1947. Still reeling from the UN partition plan of Palestine, riots were continuing in Jerusalem and all throughout the region. Riots were erupting again in Paris, with Communists taking to the streets. And Paris was again the sight of...

The Walker Brothers Scott Walker 0

The Walker Brothers – 1964 Demos – Past Daily Soundbooth

1. Sweets For My Sweet – 1964 2. Zing, Went The Strings Of My Heart – 1964 Something unusual for The Soundbooth tonight. Demo sessions recorded in Los Angeles in 1964 by the soon-to-become Walker Bros. One of those demo tracks did make it release (I Only Came To Dance...

The London Underground 0

Shelter In the Underground – Life In Wartime London – 1944 – Past Daily Reference Room

Frank Alban Reports from London to KFI – November-December 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you could, it would be fantastic:Become a Patron! With our current state of affairs over COVID and the stay-at-home/lockdown aspects of living life in the midst of pandemic, I ran across this series...

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December 3, 1943 – Orchestrated Hell – Raid Over Berlin

  In what has been considered one of the milestones in broadcast journalism, Edward R. Murrow reported his eyewitness account of a bombing raid over Berlin, this day in 1943. Taking part in what had become a nightly bombing run over Germany, Murrow was aboard a Lancaster Bomber, one of...

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The Saints – Live At The Hope & Anchor – 1977 – Past Daily Soundbooth

When Punk exploded on the music scene in the mid-1970s, its reverberations were felt all over the Western World almost overnight. The look, the attitude and the sound were being generated in just about every corner from West Berlin to Sydney. And many of those bands migrated to London, if...

Mischa Elman - Hollywood Bowl 1963 0

Mischa Elman With Janos Ferencsik And The Los Angeles Philharmonic In Music Of Beethoven – 1963 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert.

Mischa Elman, violin – Los Angeles Philharmonic, Janos Ferencsik, guest Conductor – September 5, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Another historic concert from Los Angeles this week. The legendary Mischa Elman is soloist in this all Beethoven concert, guest conducted by Janos Ferencsik and recorded on September 5, 1963....

Malta Summit 0

December 2, 1989 – The Seasick Summit – Bush And Gorbachev At Malta –

A little helps a lot: Become a Patron! I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, and it probably looked very impressive on paper – but for all the ultimate success of the Bush-Gorbachev Summit off the island of Malta, this December 2nd in 1989, the weather...

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Trouble At The Knowledge Factory – Berkeley Free Speech Movement – December 2, 1964

Become a Patron! Although it started two months earlier, this day in 1964 marked a turning point in the Protest movement in the U.S. In 1964 students at UC Berkeley began a series of protests over the banning of political activities on Campus and insisted the University acknowledged the students’...