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It’s June 16, 1967 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Listening To KBLA, And Your Heart Is About To Be Broken.

Hour 1: Hour 2: Hour 3: Rescuing and preserving this stuff doesn’t happen by itself. So . . .:Become a Patron! It’s June 16, 1967 – and if you were a teenager, lived in L.A. and were one of the many thousands who had your ears glued to the radio...

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Ingolf Dahl – A World Premier With Benny Goodman – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Ingolf Dahl – Concertino for Clarinet for Violin and Cello (World Premier) – Benny Goodman, clarinet – Eudice Shapiro, Violin – Victor Gottlieb, cello – recorded at Bovard Auditorium, USC – April 24, 1948 Something rare and somewhat frustrating this weekend. The first public performance of a work by Composer/Professor...

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March 4, 1950 – “Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person”: The Klaus Fuchs Affair – The Ever-Present Cult Of Doom.

News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of the key figures in the development of the Atomic Bomb, David Lilienthal referred to...

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Roy Orbison In Concert – 1987 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Roy Orbison – live in Houston – January 1, 1987 – U.S. Tour – band soundboard – The legendary Roy Orbison in concert this weekend. Recorded during his monumental U.S. tour on January 1, 1987. Roy Orbison, who was a pivotal figure in the early days of rock experienced a...

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It’s 1963 – You’re A Teenager – It’s Your Last Year Of High School – Your Friends Tell You It’s Your Last Good Year – You Wonder. Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles.

KYW – Cleveland – Jim Stagg – April 15, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When asked, a lot of people (not everybody) will say their last year of high school was the last good year before everything changed. Before life got complicated – before responsibilities grabbed you –...

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti Reads Ferlinghetti – 1956 – (Lawrence Ferlinghetti – 1919-2021) – Past Daily Reference Room: Tribute Edition

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Reads A Coney Island Of The Mind – December 12, 1956 – SFSU Poetry Center Digital Archives – With the sad, although somewhat inevitable news that Poet, Publisher and Political iconoclast Lawrence Ferlinghetti left the earth plane earlier today at age 101, it struck home that one more...

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February 22, 1969 – In Dread Of A Nixon Visit – End Of The Tet Holiday – “George Was A Snappy Dancer”.

News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary Higgins Clark, and revelations over what were previously conceived notions as to who...

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Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – Live At The Boarding House 1971 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A concert by the venerable Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, recorded live at The Boarding House in San Francisco on May 1971 by the late-great KMPX-FM. Always one to defy labels, Dan Hicks’ infectious mix of Western Swing, Good-timey, Country-Rock, Folk-Swing and genres as yet un-classified, has made for...

Facsimilie Machine

February 8, 1938 – A New Word In Our Lexicon: Facsimile

For all that the world was teetering on the brink of World War and possible extinction, there were still glimpses to be had that we were indeed bracing ourselves for a fascinating future – if we survived that long. One of those major discoveries, coming hot on the heels of...