1950’s

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April 14, 1956 – Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers – LaVern Baker – Count Basie – Alan Freed – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Count Basie and his Orchestra -CBS Radio: Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – April 16, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 14, 1956 – Sixty-three years ago today, Alan Freed along with LaVerne Baker, Count Basie and Frankie Lymon and...

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Nikolai Sokoloff And The La Jolla Musical Arts Festival Orchestra Play Music Of Lopatnikoff – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Nikolai Lopatnikoff – Divertimento For Orch. op. 34 – Nicolai Sokoloff, cond. The La Jolla Musical Arts Festival Orchestra – 1952 – Concert Hall Society Recording – Limited Edition – G-4 – Slight change of pace this weekend. Rather than play a concert or radio broadcast session, I thought I...

Hollywood: A state of mind 0

March 30, 1951 – The Week That Was – A Hollywood State Of Mind.

March 30, 1951 – CBS Radio: Hear It Now with Edward R. Murrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 30, 1951 – What this week sounded like in 1951, and a look at Hollywood at a crossroads. A week loaded with drama – from hearings on Organized Crime to...

Politics USA - 1956 0

Politics USA – 1956 – Electing A President – Past Daily Reference Room/Pop Chronicles

Politics USA – ABC Radio: Town Hall Meeting – Special program – January 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics: USA – part ritual, part circus. The heated debates, the outlandish promises, the feel-good slogans the almost pop-star idolatry, it’s been that way forever, or at least since...

Joe McCarthy - Roy Cohn - Army-McCarthy Hearings 0

When Hearings Go Public – Army-McCarthy – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Army-McCarthy Hearings – June 4, 1954 – CBS Radio Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Army-McCarthy Hearings. Before Trump-Russia, before Whitewater and The Ken Starr Report, before Iran-Contra, before Watergate we had the Army-McCarthy hearings. For the goodly part of 1954 America was glued to their TVs and...

British Elections: Prime Minister Clement Atlee 0

February 27, 1950 – Coal Strike: Week 3 – British Elections: Morning After – Incident At Tsingtao

February 27, 1950 – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 27, 1950 – Busy news day. Starting with news of the Coal Strike heading into its third week and its effects were snowballing across the country. Washington was making a...

Dope Arrests - 1951 0

Our World’s Little Dope Problem – Estes Kefauver And The United Nations – 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

Interview With Estes Kefauver – Senate Crime Committee – March 29, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Elsewhere I posted other articles regarding the drug problems that America was facing in the 1950s. Seems 1951 was a watershed year for dope as several reports and interviews all took place...