1960’s

Sixteen And Forever Means Forever 0

It’s 1962 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In High School – You’re In Love – You’re Engaged. Well . . Sort Of.

Gene Weed – KFWB – October 1962 – Rob Frankel Collection – Maybe everybody goes through it – maybe only a few have, but it just seems like everybody. Being Sixteen and at that age where everything exists in the realm of the absolutes. It is the Absolute Best. It...

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The Zombies In Session – 1964 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Zombies – In session at The BBC – 1964-1965 A perennial favorite tonight – The Zombies were one of the truly great bands that were part of the first British Invasion of the early 1960’s. Having gone through all the stylistic changes during that decade, finally breaking up with...

Homeroom 0

It’s 1969 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – The Night Belongs To You – The Morning Belongs To Your Homeroom.

KABC-FM – “Brother” John Rydgren – August 1, 1969 – Ever since you got your fake i.d. your life has changed. By day you show up at school, 16 and trying your level-best to be an A student. But at night you’re a 19 year old Freshman at UCLA, majoring...

Africa in 1964 2

March 26, 1961 – Soapy Goes To Africa – Fact-Finding In A Region Roiling In Conflict.

The ongoing turmoil/growing pains/strife that marked the Africa Independence Movement in the 1960s continues, to a degree, to this day. But in 1964 it was all pretty fresh. There was The Congo, formerly Belgian Congo, which was undergoing a dramatic upheaval since achieving independence from Belgium in 1961. The entire...

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March 22, 1964 – Trench Life During The War On Poverty – Sargent Shriver

This day in 1964 (a Sunday), Meet The Press had Sargent Shriver on as guest. As former head of The Peace Corps, he was tagged by President Johnson to head up the newly declared War On Poverty. The War On Poverty, as LBJ unofficially termed it, was first introduced in...

Alhambra Hi - 1966 4

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1966 – And You Can’t Wait . . . . – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

No question – 1966 was a pivotal year. But then, so was 1965 – so was 1964 and don’t forget 1963. The 60s had more than their fair share of memorable years with a lot going on in each of them. In 1966 things were starting to change. Music was...