1950’s

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Academy Awards 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

1957 Academy Awards – March 27, 1957 – NBC Radio version – Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1957 Academy Awards – March 27, 1957 – NBC Radio version – Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1957 Academy Awards. Yes, it was different then. The awards...

A Menotti Premier 1952 – L.A. Phil. , Wallenstein – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone 0

A Menotti Premier 1952 – L.A. Phil. , Wallenstein – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Gian-Carlo Menotti – The Apocalypse – West Coast Premier – L.A. Philharmonic, Alfred Wallenstein – Nov. 13, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gian-Carlo Menotti this week. One of the major forces in American classical Music during the 1950s, Menotti’s career was assured when his one-act opera, Amahl and...

J. Robert Oppenheimer Has A Word About Science And Culture – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

J. Robert Oppenheimer Has A Word About Science And Culture – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

J. Robert Oppenheimer – Lecture at Colorado University – 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – J. Robert Oppenheimer. Often referred to as The Father of The Atomic Bomb, was one of several physicists who were working on the Manhattan Project, the development of a nuclear bomb during World War...

Louis Jordan – Live At Zardi’s Jazzland, Hollywood 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat 0

Louis Jordan – Live At Zardi’s Jazzland, Hollywood 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

Louis Jordan – live at Zardi’s Jazzland, Hollywood – July 15, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, live at Zardi’s Jazzland on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and recorded for posterity by the venerable NBC Radio on July 15, 1956 for the All-Star Parade...

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting 0

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting

February 15, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and the News – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 15, 1951 – Reports from Korea were pessimistic, even with spin attached. As of this day the list of casualties grew by 600, passing the 48,000 mark for both dead...

Paul Paray With Arnold Steinhardt And The Detroit Symphony – 1959 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert 0

Paul Paray With Arnold Steinhardt And The Detroit Symphony – 1959 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Paul Paray with Arnold Steinhardt, violin and The Detroit Symphony – Nov. 12, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Part 1 Paul Paray with Arnold Steinhardt, violin and The Detroit Symphony – Nov. 12, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Part 2 Violinist Arnold Steinhardt, with Paul Paray,...

Joseph Szigeti With Dmitri Mitropoulos And The New York Philharmonic Play Music Of Frank Martin 1952 – Weekend Gramophone 1

Joseph Szigeti With Dmitri Mitropoulos And The New York Philharmonic Play Music Of Frank Martin 1952 – Weekend Gramophone

Joseph Szigeti, violin – New York Philharmonic, Dmitri Mitropoulus – Frank Martin – Violin Concerto (U.S. Premier) – Nov. 16, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Joseph Szigeti, the legendary Hungarian violinist and The New York Philharmonic conducted by it’s then-Music Director Dimitri Mitropoulos in the American premier of...

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry Truman’s Civil Rights Legislation – Chicago University Roundtable – February 6, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry Truman’s Civil Rights legislation. It was the fulfillment of a promise Truman made while campaigning for election (re-election) in 1948. It succeeded in alienating the South. So much so, that...