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April 13, 1979 – Formerly Rhodesia – Firing Squads In Tehran – Holiday On Sapelo.

April 13, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 13, 1979 – Much news coming out of Africa on this day. Events leading up to the first bi-racial elections in Rhodesia (soon to become Zimbabwe) and the on-going civil war between rival factions and...

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April 12, 1942 – Warning From India – Russian Advances – A Thousand Tons Of Bombs Over Germany.

April 12, 1942 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 12, 1942 – Even for a Sunday, a war with no let-up. News from Libya of British advances and German retreats near the coastal town of Gazala. News of a breakdown in negotiations between...

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April 12, 1945 – Death Of A President – Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

April 12, 1945 – News reports – The Death of President Roosevelt – NBC and MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! April 12, 1945 – A day that ended considerably different than how it began. In the late afternoon of April 12th, word flashed to every...

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A World Premier By Hindemith – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra – CBS Symphony, Thor Johnson – World Premier – May 15, 1949 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Something special this weekend. A world premier performance of the Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra by German 20th century music legend...

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A Conversation With Wanda Landowska – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

An Interview with Wanda Landowska – 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A rare 1953 interview this weekend with one of the pivotal figures in the rediscovery and cultural rescue mission of music from the time of Bach and before. Wanda Landowska, who lived from 1879 to 1959, embraced the...

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The Turtles – In Session – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Soundbooth

The Turtles – BBC Saturday Club – June, 1967 – BBC Radio Light Programme A very short one tonight, a little over four minutes to be exact. But a rare one Anyone who spent any amount of time on the West Coast, most notably Southern California, in the 1960s will...