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October 16, 1939 – Day Of Offensives – War In The Making – A Massing Of Troops

October 16, 1939 – CBS Today In Europe – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 16, 1939 – The day German offensives were taking place on all fronts – the first German air attack on the British Isles took place over the Firth of Forth in Scotland where British warships...

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Tom Jones, The Bee Gees, The Shadows, Samantha Jones – Top Of The Pops – 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Tom Jones, headlining this week’s Top Of The Pops via BBC Radio. Originally broadcast on August 25, 1967. Also appearing were The Bee Gees, The Shadows, The Breakaways and newcomer Samantha Jones. For those of you not familiar with the radio version of Top Of The Pops, it was pretty...

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Top Of The Pops – Cat Stevens, The Tremeloes, The Fortunes, Paul Jones, Dave Dee etc. – 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Billed as “featuring live London performances of today’s top sounds”, the BBC launched Top Of The Pops in its radio version in 1964. No connection with the TV version of the show (oddly), the radio version featured bands, hit makers of the day, playing live versions of their hits and...

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October 12, 1976 – After Mao: China And The Fog Of Uncertainty

On this October 12th in 1976 there was a aura of uncertainty in the direction of China. Longtime leader Mao Tse-Tung had died in September and rumors of a coup were spreading, along with other rumors the instigators, which included Mao’s widow Jian Quing had been rounded up and arrested....

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An Interview With Shura Cherkassky And Yehudi Menuhin – 1964 – Past Daily Talking Music

Shura Cherkassky And Yehudi Menuhin – in conversation with Marin Amis – Talking About Music – BBC Transcription Service – 1964 Two historic interviews this week. Both part of the same program; Talking About Music with Martin Amis and broadcast over the BBC in 1964. Starting with Ukranian-American pianist Shura...

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Genesis – Live In Concert – 1972 – Past Daily Backstage Pass.

A classic concert this weekend. Genesis, during what many consider to be the halcyon days of the band, when the inimitable Peter Gabriel was lead singer. Recorded on November 3, 1972 at, presumably the BBC’s Paris Theater in London. Following rehearsals in a dance school in Shepherd’s Bush, Genesis recorded...

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John Lennon – In A Few Words – 1965 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

John Lennon: Book Beatle – with Wilfred De’Ath – July 3, 1965 – BBC John Lennon – those of us of a certain age who thought turning 30 was a distant, almost unfathomable milestone, now look at one of our icons, who would have turned 80, this October 9th. Hard...

Arctic Monkeys - Live at Reading-Leeds - 2014 - BBC Radio 1 0

Arctic Monkeys – Live At Reading-Leeds – 2014 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Arctic Monkeys – Live At Reading-Leeds Festival – 2014 – August 23, 2014 – BBC Radio 1 – Arctic Monkeys, live at Reading-Leeds Festival 2014 and preserved for posterity for BBC Radio 1 and recently re-broadcast because festival season for 2020 was a non-event, just like everything this year. Summer...

Angelic Upstarts - in session for Peel - 1981 0

Angelic Upstarts – In Session -1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Angelic Upstarts – In session for John Peel – June 29 1981 – BBC Radio 1 – Angelic Upstarts in session tonight. Recorded for John Peel at BBC Radio 1 on June 23rd and broadcast on the 29th. The Angelic Upstarts formed in South Shields in 1977. AllMusic calls them...