Legend

Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

January 23, 1989 – Tajikistan – Salvador Dali And A Cleaner, More Ethical Presidency.

January 23, 1989 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 23, 1989 – An earthquake in Tajikistan, settling down to business in Washington, and an icon of the Art World and Popular Culture died. All in a day. The news from the Soviet republic of...

Monique Haas

Monique Haas Plays Music Of Ravel – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Monique Haas – Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin – Paris Radio session – 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary, though somewhat forgotten French pianist Monique Haas this weekend. Born in 1909, she studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Joseph Morpain and Lazare Lévy, taking a Premier Prix...

Art Pepper

Art Pepper – Live In Paris – 1981 – Past Daily Downbeat

Art Pepper – Live from Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris – May 19, 1981 – Radio France FIP – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Art Pepper this weekend. Widely acknowledged as one of the World’s Great Altoists, Art Pepper was a rapidly rising star from the late 1940s on. The trouble...

The Cranberries

The Cranberries In Concert From Utrecht – 1995 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute Edition

The Cranberries – In Concert from Vredenburg, Utrecht – The Netherlands – February 8, 1995 – VPRO-Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the devastating news earlier this week of the death of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, and the void her loss leaves, I ran their very first session,...

Dolores O'Riodan

Dolores O’Riordan – The Cranberries In Session – 1991 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Memorial Edition

The Cranberries (Dolores O’Riordan) In Session for Dave Fanning – RTE 2FM, Dublin – March 9, 1991 – RTE 2FM Dublin – With the sad and shocking news of the passing of Dolores O’Riordan at the way-too-early age of 46 I am sure, like a lot of people, it’s taking...

Gil Evans

Gil Evans Orchestra Live In Paris – 1976 – Past Daily Downbeat

Gil Evans Orchestra – live from Studio 105, Maison de la Radio, Paris – November 4, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gil Evans for a stay-at-home Sunday. Recorded at Radio France, Studio 104 in Paris on November 4, 1976. For all the decades Gil Evans was active, he...

George Young (1946-2017)

The Easybeats In Germany – 1967 – (RIP: George Young) Past Daily Soundbooth

The Easybeats – live in Germany – 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news yesterday (more sad news . . .and I thought last year was bad . . .) that George Young, former founding member of The Easybeats, who rose to fame in the mid-1960s...

Toscanini - Man Behind The Legend

Toscanini: The Man Behind The Legend – July 10, 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone Special

  Toscanini – The Man Behind The Legend – Show #6 – July 10, 1963 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment from the award winning radio series, Toscanini: Man Behind The Legend, produced by NBC Radio in 1963. When I initially ran an episode from...

Elvis Mourners - August 17, 1977

August 17, 1977 DAE (Day After Elvis) – Mourners Descend On Graceland

August 17, 1977 – CBS News – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 17, 1977 – It was the day after the death of Elvis Presley. A wave of nostalgia hit the country as fans by the thousands gathered outside his Graceland home in Memphis to...