History

New York World’s Fair Opens – April 30, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player: On this day in 1939, all eyes were on New York at the unveiling of the Worlds Fair of 1939. The World of Tomorrow; an idyllic world of peace and technological wizardry. The world where all things were possible. Except...

No Justice – No Peace. L.A. Burns – April 29, 1992

No Justice – No Peace. L.A. Burns – April 29, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player: One of the most costly and destructive riots in history. The beating trial of Rodney King by four Los Angeles Police Offers, who were handed not-guilty verdicts on this day in 1992. Within minutes of the verdict‘s reading, disturbances erupted...

Meltdown At Chernobyl – April 29, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player: April 29, 1986 was a day the true nature of how disastrous it was wouldn’t be known for weeks and months later. On this April 29th, amid vehement denials to the contrary, one of the worst Nuclear Power Plant disasters...

Queen In Concert – 1973 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: More history this weekend – this time by way of an early live concert from Queen. Having released their debut album only a few months prior (in July), and busy at work on their second album, this concert was recorded...

April 21, 1975 – Imminent Implosion In South Vietnam – Thieu Resigns – Saigon Surrounded

Become a Patron! With the collapse of South Vietnam only a matter of time this April in 1975, word came on the 21st of the resignation of South Vietnamese President Nguyen van Thieu, citing anger and bitterness toward the U.S., claiming that it had broken its promise of support in...

Laying The Groundwork – UN Conference Opens – April 25, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The opening day of the United Nations Conference in San Francisco, this April 25th in 1945. Within days of the death of FDR and within days before the eventual collapse of  Nazi Germany, the United Nations was formed out of...

April 23, 1942 – Commando Raids – Gas Rationing Hysteria And No New Phones

Become a Patron! News for this April 23rd in 1942 was truly about a World consumed by war. From Russia came word that one of the B-25 bombers involved in the raid over Tokyo had been force-landed near Siberia and was being held by the Soviets (Russia hadn’t declared war...

Cat Stevens In Session – 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Earlier this week, when I ran the Neil Young BBC session, I started thinking about the substantial number of artists, popular during the decade of the 70s, whose work has weathered the years and retained a certain timeless quality in...

Arthur Rubinstein And Artur Rodzinski Play Music of Rossini And Brahms – Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Getting ready for the onslaught of Festivals this year. Rock and Jazz aren’t the exclusive property of the Festival atmosphere. Festivals throughout Europe featuring Classical music probably outnumber the others by a sizable number. But we have our fair share...

American Thinking On Crime – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: When the findings of the Johnson Administration’s Commission On Crime In America was released in 1967, it didn’t come as much surprise to most people. In 1967, America was becoming an increasingly violent country. With a dramatic rise in Urban...