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September 23, 1940 – J. Edgar Hoover Lays It Out

September 23, 1940 – FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover addressed a meeting of The American Legion in Boston on this day. An avid anti-Communist, Hoover warned of the sneaking influence of Communist and Fascist elements threatening to flood the country. In 1940 there was the somewhat unholy alliance between Hitler and...

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Seratones – Live At Cabaret Vert Festival 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Seratones – live at Cabaret Vert festival – August 25, 2016. Diving into some Made In The U.S.A. bands tonight. Seratones are a relatively new entity on the scene. Together since 2014 and having released their debut album, Get Gone this past May, Seratones have been hitting the road, doing...

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Election 1956 – Shuffling The Cards, Reading The Leaves – Past Daily Reference Room

Election 1956. Late in 1955, when speculation was rife over whether or not President Eisenhower would run for a second term, pundits and commentators fell over themselves predicting a possible outcome – everyone agreed, it would be an Eisenhower victory. But the question was, as of September 9, 1955, would...

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“With Friends Like These . . . ” – The KKK Support Of Barry Goldwater – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Rooom

  ABC Radio – Issues and Answers – guest: William Miller – Republican vice-Presidential candidate – Aug. 2, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The KKK, a extreme-radical group which pops up from time to time – one which has popped up recently in connection with the candidacy of Donald...

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It’s August 1969, You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A., You Still Love KRLA, Summer Is Almost Over, So Are The 60s

It’s August 14, 1969 – in a few weeks school will be starting. Summer will be over – well . . . until the Santa Ana winds start blowing in October, and then it’s Summer all over again. But for now, it’s getting the last days of beach in. August...

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Sy Oliver Orchestra And The Herman Chittison Trio – 1946 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sy Oliver was a prominent composer-arranger-sax player, beginning in the 1930s. His reputation grew when he joined up with Jimmie Lunceford‘s band in 1933. He later went on to do some of the memorable arrangements for Ella Fitzgerald. But it was during his tenure with Tommy Dorsey that his fortunes...

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September 5-6, 1975 – “It Didn’t Go Off!” – President Ford Meets Squeaky Fromme

  Become a Patron! The week of September 6th in 1975 was an odd one. It ended with an attempted assassination of President Ford during his visit to Sacramento, California. The perpetrator was revealed to be former Charles Manson follower Lynette ‘Squeaky Fromme“, who was tackled by Secret Service when...

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FDR Dedicates Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Sept. 2, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dedication of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this September 2nd in 1940. FDR, as well as Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes and many notables were on hand for the dedication, with the hopes it would serve to benefit the American people for generations to come: President Roosevelt: “There...

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Lone Justice – In Concert 1986 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Lone Justice – in concert at Town & Country, London – 1986 – preserved for posterity by BBC Radio 1 and originally broadcast as part of the In Concert series. Lone Justice were part of that wave of bands who hit the early 80s and who became known as part...