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January 28, 1994 – Life In Sudden California – L.A.’s Little Earthquake Problem.

Even though one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit Southern California occurred on January 17th of 1994, the earth was still shaking some 11 days later, with some 70 considerable aftershocks taking place on the morning of January 28th alone. The city, to say the least, was in a state...

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Wilhelm Kempff With Zubin Mehta And The L.A.Philharmonic In Music Of Brahms – 1965 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Wilhelm Kempff, Piano – Zubin Mehta, conductor – Los Angeles Philharmonic In Concert – December 5, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Historic, long-lost and not heard before. An all-Brahms concert from December 5, 1965 featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Zubin Mehta and featuring the legendary Wilhelm...

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It’s 1974 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Smack In The Middle Of January – You Have Entered The World Of “So What”?

KIQQ – The Real Don Steele – Billy Pearl – January 18, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s happening – you’re heading into senior year and suddenly you don’t care about anything. Your parents look strange, your teachers act strange – everything is way too corny for you...

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If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In L.A., January 9, 1959 Sounded Exactly Like This – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

As long as we’re in dire need of some distractions (or at least alternatives), here’s a trip back to Los Angeles on January 9, 1959, via KFWB and disc jockey Elliot Field. Not quite Top-40, KFWB’s slogan was “full color radio”. But what it was, was a wild stew of...

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Little Feat In Concert – The Santa Monica Civic – 1973- Past Daily Backstage Pass

Looking for samples of Iconic Americana this weekend, I ran across this concert by the legendary Little Feat, recorded by KMET-FM in Los Angeles on March 20, 1973. Having been a fan of this group since their early days, I always enjoyed their live gigs equally as much as their...

Hollywood Goes to the War Front

George Fisher’s Let’s Go Hollywood – Christmas With The Troops In 1952 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry

What began during World War 2 as a holiday ritual, continued on for decades as members of the Hollywood contingent boarded planes and headed off to Army camps to spend Christmas with the troops. In 1952 it was Korea. And for 17 days, from Christmas to New Years, the USO...

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra – Hungarian Relief Fund Concert 1956 – Happy 105th – December 12, 1956 – Pop Chronicles

    Frank Sinatra turns 105 today. The singer who became so identified with the Big Band era of the 1940s, and who branched out to become one of the Entertainment world’s great icons of the 20th century, was born on this December 12th in 1915. There is very little...

Paul Kletzki With Daniel Barenboim And The Los Angeles Philharmonic Play Music Of Brahms – 1965 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

L.A. Phil.- Paul Kletzki, guest Cond. – Daniel Barenboim, piano – Feb. 5, 1965 – Part 1 L.A. Phil.- Paul Kletzki, guest Cond. – Daniel Barenboim, piano – Feb. 5, 1965 – Part 2 Back to something historic this week – an unpublished concert from the 1964-1965 Season of the...

Day of Infamy

December 7, 1941 – Day Of Infamy At Seventy-Nine – America Goes To War.

News reports via Mutual Broadcasting System – December 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Seventy-two years on, the event which triggered our involvement in World War 2 is getting further and further from the collective memory. Much the same way the beginning of America‘s involvement in World War 1...