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Beatlemania - 1965 47

If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In L.A. , October 16, 1965 Sounded Like This.

If you’ve ever wanted to hear a slice of an average day of Top-40 radio in Los Angeles during those halcyon days of Rock, all things British Invasion and Motown, this may be your chance. It comes with a caveat though – this tape, like so many during those days,...

Stella Roman 0

Stella Roman With Artur Rodzinski And The L.A. Philharmonic – Hollywood Bowl 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Stellla Roman, Soprano – Los Angeles Philharmonic – Artur Rodzinski, cond – Hollywood Bowl – July 18, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Romanian born Soprano Stella Roman is soloist in this Hollywood Bowl concert featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Artur Rodzinski. The concert was recorded for...

The 80s Looking At The 60s 0

It’s 1982 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Decided You Don’t Like The 80s Anymore – The 60s Speak To You.

KLOS-FM – Bob Coburn – July 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Two years into it and the 80s suck – you hate everything about it – the music, the hair, the clothes. Everybody is listening to New Wave – New Wave is boring. You want the 60s. Your...

Your Homeroom - 1968 6

It’s May 1968 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Going To Graduate High School – Here’s That Future Everybody Was Talking About.

KRLA – Dave Hull Show – May 5, 1968 – Ellis Feaster Collection – May 1968- big things going on in the rest of the world this month, but for you it’s a month until graduation. Finally – after 12 years it’s over. All over but the shouting. And of...

L.A. Teenagers - 1979 0

You’re Seventeen. You Live In Los Angeles. You Just Passed Your Drivers Test. You Got Your First Car And The Line To Get Gas Is A Mile Long

KTNQ – Jack Armstrong – May 4, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 1979 – You’re seventeen, and the lines to get gas are rumored to be 2 miles long in some places. Some people are waiting for two hours, only to be told there’s no gas. People...

Bellflower Hi

It’s May 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You’re In High School – Your World Has Turned Day-Glo – You Can Thank Lord Tim For That – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles.

KBLA – Lord Tim – May 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – You probably have no recollection of it – 1967 did go by in a blur. Big chunks of it are missing – how and why things happened are mysterious, even to this day. There you were, right...

Ingolf Dahl - USC Symphony - 1948

American Contemporary Music Festival – USC – 1948 – Ingolf Dahl Leads The USC Symphony Orchestra – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

American Contemporary Music Festival – USC – May 7, 1948 – USC Symphony – Ingolf Dahl, Conductor – The fifth (and last) program from the 1948 American Contemporary Music Fesival, held at the Bovard Auditorium at USC and broadcast over KHJ and KUSC in Los Angeles on May 7, 1948....

End of Summer - 1974

It’s August 24, 1974 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Summer Is Almost Over – You Didn’t Know It Started

August 24, 1974 – KHJ-AM – Machine Gun Kelly – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Where did Summer go? It’s like that every year. June happens – finals, grades, clean out the locker. Head to the beach – road trips, blank spots – Friday turns into Monday and then Friday...

Your first job: Working in the Meat Department

It’s 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Got Your First Job – Look Out World.

KMET – Bob Coburn – November 18, 1978 – Mike Devich Collection – The ritual of getting your first job – whether you were heading into your first semester of Junior High (or Middle School, if you’re so inclined) or your first semester of high school, there was something about...

The Blasters - In conversation with Joe Benson - KLOS

A Word Or Two With The Blasters – 1981 – Past Daily Talking Music

The Blasters – in conversation with Joe Benson – The Local Music Show – November 1981 – KLOS – Mike Devich Collection L.A.’s very own Blasters, in conversation at KLOS with Joe Benson and The Local Music Show from November 1981. By now, The Blasters have become an institution. A...