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It’s 1957 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Francisco – Nothing Ever Happens In Your Town – But Top 40 Is Going To Change All That – Things Are Looking Up.

KOBY-AM, San Francisco – Jim Wayne Show – August, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When a phenomenon goes from being a wishful fad to a hardcore lifestyle, little things begin to happen. And if you’re at that coming-of-age place – that phenomenon becomes part of your DNA; not...

The high school dance 0

It’s 1970 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In High School – You Have Discovered Three Sure Things In Life: Death, Taxes And The High School Dance

KGBS – Bill Thompson – May 22, 1970 – 11:00 pm -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unless you were hiding, dropped out or had a job, chances were pretty good you went to a dance at some point during your High School experience. It was a time honored ritual, like...

President Carter and Deng Xiao Ping 0

January 1, 1979 – An Embassy Opens In Peking – Peking Becomes Beijing – The Rose Parade Celebrates 90 –

January 1, 1979 – A new year, a new era and an institution hits a milestone. The United States established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, and terminated them with the Republic of China, on January 1, 1979. The American Embassy at Taipei closed February 28, 1979, while...

Command Performance - Armed Forces Radio 0

Christmas In Wartime – Command Performance Dec. 24, 1942 – Past Daily Holiday Pop Chronicles

All Radio Networks – Command Performance – Dec. 24, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Christmas in Wartime. One of the notable aspects of World War 2, aside from it being the first war to be broadcast as extensively as it was, it was the War that took entertainment...

Kenneth Rexroth 0

Kenneth Rexroth Has A Word Or Two About Censorship And Free Speech – 1957 Past Daily Reference Room

Kenneth Rexroth on Censorship and Free Speech – 1957 – Pacifica Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kenneth Rexroth was a central figure and guiding light for what became know as the San Francisco Renaissance Movement. He preferred that name, rather than being labeled Father Of The Beat Generation...

Moe Howard 0

A Word Or Two From Moe Howard Of The Three Stooges – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Moe Howard of The Three Stooges – “Whatever Became of . . .?” – July 27, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Three Stooges were an essential ingredient in the diets of just about every kid growing up in the U.S. from the 1930s on. In the 1950s,...