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Adlai Stevenson – Address To The 1960 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Adlai Stevenson – 1960 Democratic Convention Address – July 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Adlai Stevenson, saying goodbye but not farewell at the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles. Having already been a candidate for President in the 1952 and 1956 elections, Stevenson was not interested in running...

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July 13, 1960 – A Kennedy Clincher – Chaos In The Congo

July 13, 1960 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 13, 1960 was about contrasts. In Los Angeles, the Democratic Convention was moving along, with Senator John F. Kennedy having more than enough delegate votes to clinch the Presidential nomination. Even...

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Opening Day At Hollywood Park – June 9, 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Opening Day program at Hollywood Pqrk – George McCall program – June 9 , 1938 – CBS/KNX – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – An institution for racing fans since it was built in 1938, the Legendary Hollywood Park faced its demise via wrecking ball on May 31, 2015, and an...

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Mayor-Elect Tom Bradley Talks About Los Angeles – June 3, 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Mayor-Elect Tom Bradley – Interviewed on ABC News Issues and Answers – June 3, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In what was initially thought to be a close race wound up being a landslide victory for Tom Bradley, Los Angeles’ first Black Mayor and only the second Black...

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It’s June 1968 – You Live In L.A. – You Work In L.A. – You Carry A Briefcase – You Listen To KMPC – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KMPC – Dick Whittinghill – 7-8:00 am – June 26, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Not every radio station in Los Angeles threw open its doors and welcomed Rock n’ Roll with open arms. No. Although, in an effort to attempt a modicum of hip, radio stations like...

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Teenage Life – You’re In L.A. – It’s Monday Night – And October 2, 1967 Means Better Music Radio on KFWB

B. Mitchel Reed – KFWB – October 2, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment of Teenage life in the 1960s and the L.A. Radio that was inseparable along with it. Tonight it’s BMR and KFWB and Monday night, October 2, 1967. The news was strange – San...

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Julius Katchen With Alfred Wallenstein And The L.A. Phil. Play Music Of Brahms 1965 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Julius Katchen, Piano – Los Angeles Philharmonic – Alfred Wallenstein, cond – Hollywood Bowl – August 10, 1965 – Part 1 Julius Katchen, Piano – Los Angeles Philharmonic – Alfred Wallenstein, cond. – Hollywood Bowl – August 10, 1965 – Part 2 A classic and rare concert this week. The...

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Duke Ellington – Jazz At The Bowl 1968 – Past Daily Downbeat

Duke Ellington At The Bowl – part 1 – Oscar Peterson Trio – Vicki Carr – August 3, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – part 1 Duke Ellington At The Bowl – Part 2 – Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – August 3, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound...

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It’s September 4, 1967 – You Live In L.A. – Tomorrow It’s Going To Be 92 Degrees – KRLA Says So.

September 4, 1967 – KRLA – The Jim Wood Show – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 4, 1967 – Summer of Love is over, in fact Summer in general is (theoretically) over. But in L.A., that’s when the heat starts. So here you are, first week of school, a...

For 25 Bucks Take A Trip Without Leaving Your Living Room – But Ya Gotta Do It This Week 0

For 25 Bucks Take A Trip Without Leaving Your Living Room – But Ya Gotta Do It This Week

Here we are – 7 days left of our Past Daily Spring Fundraiser and we’re pushing books. Well, we’re pushing my book – yes, the one I wrote in the late 1990s and has been long out of print. There’s not a lot left – that was all the Publisher...