Los Angeles

Angst In The 80s 2

It’s December 4, 1980 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Led Zeppelin Just Broke Up – Your World Fell Down – At Least There’s The Mighty MET.

KMET – Jack Snyder, Paraquat Kelley, Mary Turner – December 4, 1980 – Rob Frankel Collection – It’s almost the end of 1980, December 4th – first year of a new decade. You’ve been quietly mourning the 70s all year; those were your good old days, that’s when everything happened...

Igor Stravinsky 0

A West Coast Stravinsky Premier – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Igor Stravinsky – The Soldiers Tale (L’histoire du Soldat) – Ojai Festival Ensemble – 1948 – KNX – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Igor Stravinsky’s L’histoire du Soldat had its premier in September of 1918, conducted by Ernest Ansermet. Since that time, its had a series of premiers throughout the...

The Fourth At the Coliseum in 952 0

It’s The Fourth Of July, 1952 – And L.A. Celebrates The Fourth Just Like Everybody Else Does – Accidents, Double-Headers And All.

July 4, 1952 – Here’s a glimpse of Los Angeles as you may no doubt might have heard if you were on your way home from the fireworks show at the L.A. Coliseum or the Pier in Santa Monica or anyone of a number of places throughout Southern California that...

Smog in L.A. - 1966 1

It’s Summer 1966 – You Live In L.A. – You Bought Your First Car – It Has An FM Radio – You Notice Smog – And Not All The Stations Are Cool.

Life in L.A. had a few drawbacks in the 1960s. A: being the first kid on your block to buy a foreign car with an FM radio in 1966 and B: driving around L.A. with the top down during the Summer. Contrary to what you might have heard, FM radio...

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July 1956 – It’s Summer – It’s Los Angeles – It’s Your Town – It’s Your Radio – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Become a Patron! Since we’re in our first week of July, and it is, for all intents and purposes a week with a holiday smack in the middle, it only seemed logical to add this slice of City History to the roster of Pop Culture artifacts from sixty-three years ago....

The Endurance Test called High School 0

It’s 1976 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – You Are Weathering The Endurance Test Called High School –

KIIS – April 30, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1976. Aside from being the year of the bi-centennial, 1976 also marked your Junior year in high school. Like most of your friends, in fact just about everyone you know, High school is one long endurance test. It’s endless,...

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It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Conformity Just Isn’t You.

KROQ – Mike Rophone – February 28, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Face it – conformity ain’t your strong suit. You’ve always had a problem with authority figures; everybody from the Boys V.P. to your gym teacher. They represent the control freaks in your life and are close...

Ennui at 17 0

It’s 1983 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Every Right To Be Cynical – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KROQ – Freddie Snakeskin – July 31, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Not that 1983 had any special dibs on cynicism and anxiety – it was a pretty cynical decade on its own, you must admit. But if you’re going through it for the first time – it’s...

Welcome to 1978 4

It’s 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Perplexed – But BMR Knows The Score – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KMET – B. Mitchel Reed – January 2, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s January 2nd and it’s 1978 – New Year’s Happened and you had a blast. You went to every party you knew about and some you didn’t know about, but crashed anyway. You were on...