Interviews

Gregor Piatigorsky 0

A Word Or Two With Gregor Piatigorsky – 1974 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Gregor Piatigorsky in conversation with James Day – Day At Night – May 24, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gregor Piatigorsky. Without question one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century, and to some the greatest string player of all time. The Ukranian born American cellist settled...

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,...

Euell Gibbons 0

“Many Parts Of A Pine Tree Are Edible” – A Word Or Two From Euell Gibbons – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Euell Gibbons – Book Beat – December 16, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Euell Gibbons -Cast your mind back for a moment (if you are of a certain age). It’s the late 1960s and you’re watching TV – a commercial for Grapenuts Cereal comes on. A craggy looking...

James Baldwin 0

A Word Or Two From James Baldwin – 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

James Baldwin – Book Beat program – 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – James Baldwin has been an enormous influence for writers the past several decades – for Black writers his influence has been profound. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore intricacies of...

Talk Radio in Los Angeles in 1966 0

It’s November 22, 1966 – You Live In Los Angeles – The City Has Fallen In Love With Its Own Voice – You Blame Talk Radio – Talk Radio Laughs

KABC – Dick Whittington Show – November 22, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The phenomenon wasn’t entirely new, and it wasn’t completely the property of Los Angeles in the 1960s, but it suddenly seemed like every radio station that wasn’t playing Top-40 was hosting Talk Radio. Disc Jockeys...

LBJ and HHH - 1964 0

November 1, 1964 – Election Around The Corner – The Pundits – The Tea Leaves – The Coin Toss

November 1, 1964 – James Farley – Leonard Hall on Meet The Press – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 1, 1964 – the Election of 1964 was days away, in fact a little over 2. At stake were the political fortunes of Republican Barry Goldwater and his running mate...

Thom Yorke 0

Thom Yorke – In Session/In Conversation – 2018 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Thom York – In Session/In Conversation – Mary Anne Hobbs program – BBC 6 Music – October 15, 2018 – BBC Thom Yorke to start the week. Not only in solo session, but in conversation with Mary Ann Hobbs at BBC 6 Music, recorded at Maida Vale studios on October...

Glenn T. Seabourg 0

October 29, 1961 – Dr. Glenn Seaborg Has A Word Or Two About Nuclear Energy – Meet The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

October 29, 1961 – Meet The Press: Glenn T. Seaborg – Atomic Energy Commission – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For those of you who don’t know, Glenn Seaborg was a highly influential chemist who won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He was also a huge advocate for the...

Paul McCartney death hoax 1969 0

“Turn Me On, Dead Man” – The Great Paul McCartney Is Dead Hoax – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Paul McCartney – The Testimony – F. Lee Bailey and others – Nov. 30, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In an era rife with conspiracies, rumors and urban myths, the one that took something of a dubious prize was the one that got started with a report that...

Edward Heath 0

Edward Heath – Britain And The Common Market – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Edward Heath – Meet The Press – June 5, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – After suffering a stunning defeat in the 1964 elections, the defeated Conservative Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home changed the party leadership rules to allow for a ballot by MPs, and then resigned. Former Shadow...