Birthday

Jumping The Gun On Birthdays – Open Season On Truckers – February 4, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Reagan Press Conference Birthday surprise – News On The Hour – February 4, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This February 4th in 1983 started off with a surprise birthday party in the midst of a Presidential Press...

Frozen Versus Soggy – Roe Versus Wade – January 22, 1996

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – January 22, 1996 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of digging out if you were on the East Coast, this January 22nd in 1996. Hot on the heels of the Blizzard of ’96 came the...

A Few Words From Dr. Martin Luther King – Meet The Press – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room – Birthday Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Guest: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King  – April 17, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In  honor of Dr. King’s Birthday today, I unearthed this 1960 appearance on Meet The Press, where the discussion...

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa – In Concert From Buffalo – 1974 – Happy Birthday Frank! (December 21, 1940) – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  Click on the link here for Audio Player – Frank Zappa – In Concert at Buffalo New York – November 15, 1974 Today, it just so happens, would have been Frank Zappa’s seventy-third birthday. Born on December 21st in 1940, Frank Zappa became one of the true revolutionaries in...

Not With Open Arms – October 23, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio Hourly News + World News This Week – October 23, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Thirty years ago today we were hearing the shocking news of a truck bomb exploded outside a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. And...

A Celebration And A Coup – June 19, 1955

Click on the link here for Audio Player: https://oildale.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/22152610/news-for-june-19-1955.mp3 While the United Nations were preparing to celebrate 10 years as a peacemaking body on the 20th of June, a military coup was going on in Argentina, with a plan to oust Juan Pèron. this day in June 1955. At the time...

Gary Burton And The Frankfurt Radio Bigband – Live In Darmstadt – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As much as I like to run concerts from the past on Downbeat, I am always  reminded that Jazz (or Modern American Music) is as vital today as ever. Certainly with respect to Gary Burton, whose pioneering virtuosity has been...