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X – In Concert 1983 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  X in concert this weekend. A live broadcast from My Father’s Place in Roslyn New York on November 12, 1983. X came to epitomize the L.A. music scene in the late 1970s/early 1980s and they were one of the most influential to come out of the Punk/New Wave/Rockabilly/Rootsrock movements...

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Bumps Blackwell Talks About Little Richard, Sam Cooke And Early Rock n’ Roll – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Bumps Blackwell talks about Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke and the early days of Rock n’ Roll in this rare interview, done around 1969. Robert “Bumps” Blackwell was a key figure in the initial birth and promotion of Rock n’ Roll, helping bring it out of the predominately African-American...

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It’s July 27th 1967 – You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A. – President Johnson is On KFWB, You Have A Short Attention Span – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFWB–KRLA–KHJ – various other stations during an LBJ Address -July 27, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s July 27, 1967. You’re sitting at home and you’re dial-hopping. You have a short attention span. Could be you’re bored out of your skull or it could be all those pills...

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It’s November 1965. You’re a Teenager – You’re in L.A. And The Real Don Steele Explains It All To You – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KHJ – The Real Don Steele Show + Bobby Mitchell – November 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Third week of November, 1965 – the year was almost over and things were changing faster than ever. The Beatles were household names and The Rolling Stones were freely copied by...

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It’s August 1969, You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A., You Still Love KRLA, Summer Is Almost Over, So Are The 60s

It’s August 14, 1969 – in a few weeks school will be starting. Summer will be over – well . . . until the Santa Ana winds start blowing in October, and then it’s Summer all over again. But for now, it’s getting the last days of beach in. August...

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When Los Angeles Had A Muckraker And His Name Was Clinton – Past Daily Reference Room

KFAC – Clifford Clinton – The People Speak – September 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Los Angeles in the 1920s and 30s was a veritable cornucopia of crime, corruption, bribery and murder. Crime of the political kind – influence peddling at City Hall – land deals – water...

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Julia Holter – Live At Route du Rock 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Julia Holter – in concert at Route du Rock 2016. Recorded August 16, 2016 by Arte Live. I’ve heard bits and pieces of music by Julia Holter the past couple of years – but never really got a chance to sit down and listen to what she was doing. Come...

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August 9, 1994 – The Great Healthcare Debate Of 1994

August 9, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this August 9, 1994, the subject was Healthcare and the debate was in The Senate. The Healthcare measure, proposed by President Clinton was heading to debate and a much-promised filibuster by GOP members. Healthcare had...

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August 4, 2000 – Down Along The Campaign Trail

August 4, 2000 – The CBS World News Roundup Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 4, 2000 – an election year, and the campaigns were off and running while the polls were tripping over each other to declare a frontrunner. With a boost of convention momentum and...

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Leopold Stokowski And The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Play Music Of Suppé – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Leopold Stokowski and The L.A. Philharmonic – Franz von Suppé – Die Schöne Galathée Overture – August 11, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A short, but historic one this weekend. A familiar face around the Hollywood Bowl in the 1940s, the legendary Leopold Stokowski leads the Hollywood Bowl...