1960’s

Vince Guaraldi – 1965 – Nights At The Roundtable: Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Vince Guaraldi – Christmas Time Is Here Againn – 1965 It’s hard to imagine this cornerstone of American Popular Culture has been around for only 47 years. It’s A Charlie Brown Christmas feels like it’s been with us forever. With its simple, straight-ahead...

Dr. Martin Luther King – A Christmas Sermon On Peace – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Martin Luther King – Xmas Sermon on peace – 1967 With so much madness sweeping over the world this week, perhaps the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King hold just as much, if not more, meaning and relevance than they did 45...

America The Violent – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America The Violent-1969 (A repost from 2012 – and four years later . . . . ) Perhaps not as bad as it is now, but violence seems to be just as integral a part of American society as the automobile. The question...

Roy Orbison – Live In Australia – 1967 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

As long as you’re housebound: Become a Patron! Sadly, I didn’t get to work with Roy Orbison until near the end of his career. It was during the resurgence in his popularity  around the time of David Lynch‘s Blue Velvet and the duet he did with KD Lang that reminded...

Simon & Garfunkel – 1968 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Simon & Garfunkel – America – 1968 Taking a break from Non-traditional, or any kind of Christmas music tonight.  When Simon & Garfunkel released America in 1968, it was a reflection on what were the most uncertain of times in our country. We were...

John Lennon: Book Beatle – 1965 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: John Lennon-Book Beatle -1965 As each year passes we get further and further away from that defining moment when we all learned, with shock and disbelief, that John Lennon had been murdered. There are a lot more people around now who were...

JFK Addresses The AFL-CIO Convention – December 7, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: JFK Address to AFL-CIO Convention – Dec. 7, 1961 President Kennedy addressed the annual convention of the AFL-CIO in Miami Florida on December 7, 1961. The subject was employment, the current state of the economy, trade and the imbalance. The threat of...

Spirit – 1968 ( RIP Ed Cassidy) – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Spirit – All The Same – 1968 It hasn’t been a very good week for music. First losing Dave Brubeck and now losing Ed Cassidy, who passed early Thursday morning. Dave Brubeck, everybody knew about and he was a household name since...

Ike Meets JFK – Lumumba Meets Uncertainty – December 6,1960

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 6, 1960 News for this day in 1960 was decided more upbeat domestically than it was internationally. At home, President-elect John F.Kennedy paid a visit to the White House and President Eisenhower to discuss the transition from one administration...

Yes In Session – 1969/1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Help support the archive where all this comes from: Become a Patron! Before Yes took a turn for the somewhat over-indulgent and decidedly over-the-top, they were at the forefront of what was to become known at the Progressive Movement. Technical prowess and music that demanded to be listened to, rather...