Los Angeles

And the year's only half over.

It’s July 1968 -You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Summer – It’s 1968 – It’s Critical Mass

KHJ-AM/FM – The Real Don Steele – July 4, 1968 July 1968. By a lot of accounts, it was a pretty terrible year – and it was only half over. You were right in the middle of Summer. The year started and the Vietnam War suddenly went out of control...

The Band You Could Never Settle On A Name For

It’s July 1966 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In A Band – No, Really . . .You’re In A Band.

KFWB-Los Angeles – B. Mitchel Reed – Battle Of The Bands Semi-Finals – July 1966 – Help support the arcane and the strange: Become a Patron! Ever since you saw The Beatles on Ed Sullivan you wanted to be in a rock n’ roll band. You hounded your parents for...

Robert F. Kennedy - Campaign '68

Robert F. Kennedy – Town Hall Address – Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles – April 19, 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Robert F. Kennedy – Address to Town Hall meeting – Biltmore hotel – April 19, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The election year 1968 – a year of tremendous upheaval, uncertainty, conflict, protest and glimmers of hope. No question, Robert F. Kennedy was poised to take the lead...

Summer School

It’s Summer 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You’re In Los Angeles – You’re Knee-Deep In The Blahs.

August 1979 – KROQ – Dusty Street – Mike Raphone – Mike Devich Collection – “You got the heavy sales-pitch; Summer School is great – Summer School means you graduate early – Summer School is a snap – Summer School is better than doing nothing. And besides, all your friends...

Moderate eye irritation from Smog

March 27, 1957 – “Los Angeles Weather: Light To Moderate Eye Irritation From Smog – No Morning Burning Allowed” – Bob Crane Says So.” – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KNX-AM/FM – March 27, 1957 – Bob Crane Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It may not seem like a lot to you, but . . .Become a Patron! If you ever lived in a house in Los Angeles built before 1957 and wondered why there was what looked...

Angelo Rossitto For Mayor 1941

It’s March 28, 1941 And Angelo Rossitto Is Running For Mayor Of Los Angeles – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Angelo Rossitto For Mayor Of Los Angeles – KRKD-Los Angeles – March 28, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unless you’re a film buff whose appreciation of movies goes back to the 1920s, the name Angelo (Angi) Rossitto will probably not ring many bells. Less, if you have no...

The Friday Night Dance in the Boys Gym

It’s April 1966 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In High School – You Don’t Dance – Well . . .You Do, But . . .

KHJ – The “Real” Don Steel – April 26, 1966 – Become a Patron! It’s April 1966 – you’re in the middle of your first semester of High School. You feel unquestionably inferior to just about everyone around you. You are no longer “bitchin’” or “outta sight” like you were...

Phi Ahn's Moongate - 1967

L.A. Eats, Cooks And Drinks Coffee – Chef Mike Roy And Epicurean Los Angeles – 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Mike Roy’s Weekend Cooking Show – KNX – August 26, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If we helped take your mind of things, you might want to chip in:Become a Patron! Chef Mike Roy was a fixture in L.A. Popular culture from the 1950s up until his death...

Hong Fllu - 1969

It’s February 1969 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have The Dreaded Hong-Kong Flu – Charlie Tuna Is Your Nurse.

KHJ – Charlie Tuna – February 23, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! If you were a teenager and lived in L.A. and it was anywhere from late November 1968 to March 1969, chances were you had the flu. Not just any flu, but the dreaded...

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...