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Voice Of The Dixiecrats – Strom Thurmond At The 1948 Democratic Convention – July 14, 1948

Click on the Link: 1948 Demo Convention – Strom Thurmond Address – July 14, 1948 The 1948 Presidential race was hard fought and hotly contested. Within the ranks of the Democratic Party there was a faction, primarily representing the South, who objected strongly to President Truman’s strong Civil Rights stand....

Pete Seeger, The Dillards,  Joan Baez, The Modern Folk Quartet, Joe & Eddie – No On Prop. 14 Rally – Hollywood Bowl – 1964 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Backstage Weekend 1

Pete Seeger, The Dillards, Joan Baez, The Modern Folk Quartet, Joe & Eddie – No On Prop. 14 Rally – Hollywood Bowl – 1964 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Backstage Weekend

Click on the Link – Part 1: Hollywood Bowl – No On Prop.14 Rally – Sept. 23, 1964 – 1 Click on the Link – Part 2: Hollywood Bowl – No on Prop. 14 Rally – Sept. 23, 1964 – 2 Continuing our archeological dig through concerts never heard, thought...

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The Everly Brothers On The Air – 1958 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link: The Everly Brothers on The Big Record – Feb. 5, 1958 A brief detour to live TV of the 1950’s tonight with The Everly Brothers and their guest appearance on The Big Record, the short-lived TV Variety show hosted by Patti Page and featuring the hit...

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Y-Day At The Bowl – 1963. The Beach Boys, Surfaris, The Routers, The Challengers – Past Daily Pop Chronicles.

Or click on the Link – Part 1: Y-Day At The Hollywood Bowl – 1 Or click on the Link – Part 2: Y-Day At The Hollywood Bowl – 2 A few years ago I ran a portion of this concert, via my now-defunct Newstalgia site. It featured headliners The...

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Learning A New Word: Entebee – July 6, 1976

A very busy news day, this July 6, 1976. Starting with news of the daring Israeli raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda overnight, where Palestinian terrorists were holding 100 Israelis, bound for Paris, in a hostage exchange demand. All hostages arrived at Tel-Aviv safe and Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was...

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Walter Reuther Vs. The AMA – Debating Health Care in 1961

As part of an ongoing reminder that the Affordable Health Care debate has been with us for decades, here is a debate that took place in 1961, between former UAW President Walter Reuther and American Medical Association representative Dr. Edward R. Annis. The debate centered around the Kerr-Mills Bill to...

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Getting Sick In The Sixties – Healthcare In America – 1968

Since the subject of Healthcare has been front-and-center in the media and most conversation the past few days, it’s sobering to know it’s not a new argument. In fact, the subject of affordable healthcare has been argued since as far back as 1909. So in the 1960’s, even with Medicare,...