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Gospel Music In America 1974 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

Gospel Music In America 1974 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

NPR: Options – Gospel Music In America – 1974 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Gospel Music in America. A long, engrossing history of a music which has touched many people and many genres and continues to inspire, evoke and influence every aspect of music in America today. This...

Jean Shepherd Has A Word For You – January 2, 1977 – Weekend Pop Chronicles 0

Jean Shepherd Has A Word For You – January 2, 1977 – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Jean Shepherd – WOR-FM – January 2, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Jean Shepherd, whom we mostly know now as the writer of A Christmas Story, was one of the truly great story-tellers of the later 20th century. Often compared to Mark Twain in his effortless ability to convey...

Mayor LaGuardia Sums Up 1945 0

Mayor LaGuardia Sums Up 1945

  Mayor LaGuardia – Address to New York – Dec. 30, 1945 – WNYC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Mayor LaGuardia. Probably the most colorful Mayor New York witnessed in its history, made his end-of-year address on December 30, 1945. It was also one of his very last addresses...

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990 0

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990

1990 – ABC World News This Year – December 30, 1990 – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1990. A year loaded with contrasts, intrigues and question marks. And all of it came up for review, this December 30th, 1990. The year started on a hopeful note, but...

1951 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare 0

1951 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare

1951 – Voices and Events – December 30, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1951. With the end of this year rapidly approaching, maybe it’s a good idea to look at other years, just to get an idea that things have always been just a little crazy, a little...

Top 5 Reasons To Donate To Past Daily By The End Of The Year 0

Top 5 Reasons To Donate To Past Daily By The End Of The Year

Top 5 reasons to Donate To Past Daily by the end of 2015: Here we are – coming up to the end of another roller-coaster year. During all that time, Past Daily has been around, giving you news, Pop Culture, information, interviews, concerts, rare recordings – those things to help...

Sophie Tucker Story 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

Sophie Tucker Story 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  – Sophie Tucker Story – October 16, 1953 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sophie Tucker – a name completely unfamiliar to most people. She was one of the biggest stars of the Vaudeville stage in the early years of the last century. And later became...

Bing Crosby - Christmas Sing With Bing 1957 0

Christmas Sing With Bing 1957 – Pop Chronicles Holiday Edition

Tis the season . . .Become a Patron! A Christmas Sing With Bing was something of an institution for decades. First starting on Radio and then switching to Television, the fabled Crooner would put on a festive Christmas show each year, featuring his own inimitable brand of singing, joined by...

FDR Lights The National Christmas Tree – Dec. 24, 1935 0

FDR Lights The National Christmas Tree – Dec. 24, 1935

FDR Lights The National Christmas Tree – Dec. 24, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – FDR lights the National Christmas Tree, on Christmas Eve 1935. A national ritual since 1923, it was President Roosevelt’s third Christmas celebration in the White House. The country was slowly digging out from one...

Ike & Tina Turner Live In Paris 1971 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend 0

Ike & Tina Turner Live In Paris 1971 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Ike & Tina Turner – Live At L’Olympia, Paris – January 30, 1971 – RTL Ike & Tina Turner, live at the legendary Olympia in Paris from January 30, 1971. They always said James Brown was the hardest working man in show business – but the hardest working Woman in...