1950’s

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January 12, 1951 – Korean War – “Fifty Percent Of People Do Not Take An Interest In Politics Unless It Affects Them” – Civility In The Halls Of Government.

January 12, 1951 – CBS Radio: Hear It Now With Edward R. Murrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 12, 1951 – The end of the second week of the new year. And judging by the reports, the year is starting out pretty the same as it ended 1950....

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Charles Munch And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Music Of Roussel And Debussy – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Charles Munch Conducts The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – October 28, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Charles Munch rehearsing the BSO in another one of the weekly broadcasts NBC radio did in the late 1940s and early 1950s with this orchestra. Narrated by veteran broadcaster Ben Grauer, this...

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Kenneth Rexroth Has A Word Or Two About Censorship And Free Speech – 1957 Past Daily Reference Room

Kenneth Rexroth on Censorship and Free Speech – 1957 – Pacifica Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kenneth Rexroth was a central figure and guiding light for what became know as the San Francisco Renaissance Movement. He preferred that name, rather than being labeled Father Of The Beat Generation...

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A Word Or Two With Gregor Piatigorsky – 1974 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Gregor Piatigorsky in conversation with James Day – Day At Night – May 24, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gregor Piatigorsky. Without question one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century, and to some the greatest string player of all time. The Ukranian born American cellist settled...

Moe Howard 0

A Word Or Two From Moe Howard Of The Three Stooges – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Moe Howard of The Three Stooges – “Whatever Became of . . .?” – July 27, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Three Stooges were an essential ingredient in the diets of just about every kid growing up in the U.S. from the 1930s on. In the 1950s,...

Paris - May, 1968 0

Paris In Spring – 1968 – The Strike, The Protests, The Teargas, The Social Revolution – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Documentary Recordings from The protests and Police actions – Paris 1968 – Institut des Archives Sonores, Paris – While the drama currently unfolds in the streets of Paris and other cities and towns all across France, many are making comparisons to the actions of the “Gilets Jaunes” or “Yellow Vests”...

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Zino Francescatti – Robert Casadesus In Recital – 1952 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Zino Francescatti (violin) Robert Casadesus (Piano) – In Recital -Library of Congress – January, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Back to history this week – A recital from the famed Library Of Congress Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Auditorium in January of 1952 by the legendary violinist Zino Francescatti and Robert...

Chicago skyline - 1956 0

Considering The Mile-High Office Building – 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – New World: The Skyscraper And The City – October 28, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1956, none other than iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright suggested that it was not only possible, but highly probable, that a major American city would be the site of...

Charles Munch 0

Charles Munch Rehearses The Boston Symphony In Music By Prokofiev – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Charles Munch and The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – June 16, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony in rehearsal this week. First broadcast on June 16, 1951, Munch leads the orchestra through their first performance of Prokofiev’s Symphony Number 6. The symphony, written...

Students at Horace Mann Hi - 1958 0

December 6, 1957 – Rock n’ Roll In Days Of Segregation – Little Rock, Arkansas – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

December 6, 1957 – KOKY, Little Rock Arkansas – The Harold Hartley Show – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 6, 1957 – Little Rock, Arkansas – the year may sound familiar and the city may ring a few bells. Only 3 months earlier, Little Rock was ground zero for...