Los Angeles

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...

Oscar Levant With Artur Rodzinski And The L.A. Philharmonic In Concert At The Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

If you like this, and want to hear more every day, you might want to support it: Become a Patron! I thought I would dive into some Americana this week by way of a classic and previously unavailable concert featuring the legendary Oscar Levant on Piano with The Los Angeles...

Hollywood Boulevard - 1968

It’s May 1968 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Turning 30 – You Don’t Do Those Dances – It’s Still Your Town.

KMPC – Geoff Edwards – Roger Carroll – June 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I’ll just leave this right here and you can think about it:Become a Patron! Much as many Pop Culture mavens would have you believe the entire world grew their hair long the second...

Being A Teenager In 1965

It’s April 1965 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – You’re In High School – Your Attention Span Went On Vacation And Didn’t Tell You.

KRLA – Dick Biondi – April 14, 1965 – Mike Devich Collection – Consider this: No. It’s not just you – the whole world is having a hard time concentrating. There’s a lot going on – and depending on what age you are, it’s either really-really good or really-really bad....

Northridge Earthquake - 1994

January 27, 1994 – Earthquake Aftershocks – The Harding/Kerrigan Imbroglio – A New Trial In Mississippi.

Become a Patron! January 27, 1994 -The Northridge Earthquake – ten days on, the aftershocks were still rumbling and nerves were frayed. Police were called into quell crowds waiting for public assistance. The $4 Billion in recovery aid was evaporating quickly and many officials were referring to it as “startup...

Almost Summer 1975

It’s June 1975 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Officially Almost Summer, The Obscene Steven Clean Says So.

KMET – Steven Clean – June 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s almost Summer – why you know it’s almost Summer is that it’s June; not yet June-gloom, but that week in June where it suddenly hits 100 degrees during the day and you can smell infinite possibilities...