1960’s

Smog in L.A. - 1966 1

It’s Summer 1966 – You Live In L.A. – You Bought Your First Car – It Has An FM Radio – You Notice Smog – And Not All The Stations Are Cool.

KADS – Summer 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you don’t mind: Life in L.A. had a few drawbacks in the 1960s. A: being the first kid on your block to buy a foreign car with an FM radio in 1966 and B: driving around L.A. with the...

1961 - Things are Nervous. 1

It’s 1961 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Know Something’s Happening, You Just Don’t Know What It Is.

KRLA – Jimmy O’Neil Program – October 9. 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s 1961. You’re sixteen. You’re the one on the left in the picture. You’re brooding. There’s something in the air – maybe it’s Cuba, maybe it’s Berlin – you know it’s the world and it...

Radio Commercials of The 1960s - Part 2 0

Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials Of The 60s: Part 2 – More Of Everything – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials Of the 60’s – Part 2 – More Of Everything – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as the 60s were all about Youth Culture, the spirit of Youth Culture; that permanent fixture of spur-of-the-moment vitality and a certain “who cares about...

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Andrew Dawes And Bela Siki Play Music Of Murray Adaskin – 1964 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Andrew Dawes, violin – Bela Siki, piano – Adaskin: Canzona and Rondo – in concert at 1964 Jeunesses Musicales du Canada – CBC Radio Canada – The music of Canadian composer Murray Adaskin this week, featuring violinist Andrew Dawes and pianist Bela Siki in Adaskin’s Canzona and Rondo, recorded in...

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Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials In The 1960’s: Youthquake – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Radio Commercials – 1960-1969 – The Come Alive Generation – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Conspicuous consumption – In the 1950s it was just starting – teens and pre-teens were still in the minority and not considered a major source of consumer dollars in those days. It was still the...

Summer School - 1967 2

It’s Summer 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Everyone Is Knee-Deep In Flowers And Incense – Not You -You’re Up To Your Eyeballs In Algebra.

KFWB – B. Mitchel Reed – July 15, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer 1967 – Summer School 1967. While the rest of the world is heeding the winsome allure to “Wear Flowers In Your Hair” and being busy sampling the forbidden fruits of mind expansion and meditation,...