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Tears For Fears – In Concert At Hammersmith Palais 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ending up the week with a 1983 concert from Tears For Fears. Recorded by the BBC right around the time of the release of their debut album, The Hurting. They were enormously popular right from the start. Their debut album went platinum – a pattern that would be duplicated, and...

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November 15, 1982 – The View From Red Square – Funeral For Brezhnev

November 15, 1982 – Radio Moscow English Language Service -Funeral For Leonid Brezhnev – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On 10 November 1982, Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, the third General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and the fifth leader of the Soviet Union, died aged 75,...

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Al Stewart – Cambridge Folk Festival 1989 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Al Stewart – in concert at the 1989 Cambridge Folk Festival – July 30, 1989 – BBC Radio 1 – Al Stewart in concert tonight. One of the key players in the Folk Music revival of the 1960s, Stewart has achieved a long and enduring career as a singer-songwriter, whose...

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November 10, 1989 – Berlin: ‘We’re Living In Fascinating Times’ – A Wall Comes Down.

On November 10th 1989, the world looked on with amazement at what started off as a set of half-measure reforms quickly blossomed into a movement and a wave of protest and then spiraled into dramatic, irrevocable change. The lines dividing East and West Germany were rapidly eroding. Despite cautions from...

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The Smiths In Session 1984 -Past Daily Soundbooth: Session Edition

No particular theme to the Roundtable posts this week. Just running through the library, finding things I haven’t played in a while. I’ve always been a fan of The Smiths. Listening to them reminds me of reading a good book – you can read it several times and find new...

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Dexys Midnight Runners – In Session – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people recall Dexys Midnight Runners as the band who gave us Come On Eileen, one of the big pop hits that defined the 1980s. But they were a lot more than a one hit band (they had another big hit, Geno, which was big in the UK and not...

The 80s Looking At The 60s 0

It’s 1982 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Decided You Don’t Like The 80s Anymore – The 60s Speak To You.

KLOS-FM – Bob Coburn – July 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Two years into it and the 80s suck – you hate everything about it – the music, the hair, the clothes. Everybody is listening to New Wave – New Wave is boring. You want the 60s. Your...

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October 23, 1980 – Double Digit Inflation And Dismal News For The White House – The Iran-Iraq War: Meanwhile, Back In Khorramshahr. . .

A day full of politics, both Domestic and Foreign, this October 23, 1980. Starting with the Presidential election and the race, the rhetoric and the banter back and forth between President Carter and hopefuls Reagan and Anderson. The economic news wasn’t rosy – with the Labor Department reporting that consumer...

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October 16, 1983 – What About Watt – What About Lebanon – What About Continental Airlines?

Further evidence Capitol Hill has always been capable of leaving the nation breathless. This October 16th in 1983 saw the long hoped-for resignation of Interior Secretary James G. Watt. Known famously for acknowledged dunderhead quotes and strange policies, Watt finally announced his resignation. One such acrid bon mot came during...

Mundell Lowe Quartet - live in Paris 1988 0

Mundell Lowe Quartet – Live In Paris – 1988 – Past Daily Downbeat.

Mundell Lowe Quartet – live at Le Bilboquet, Paris – May 4, 1988 – Radio France Musique “Jazz Club” – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Mundell Lowe this weekend. With a quartet featuring Olivier Hutman on piano, Luigi Trusardi on bass and Philippe Combelle on drums. It was recorded at...