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‘We Play Phonograph Records’ – KMET – June 27, 1968 – Free-Form Radio In Los Angeles – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– KMET-FM – Los Angeles – June 27, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Free-Form Radio in 1968. When the 60s got started AM Radio was the predominate form of Pop Culture in the country. Los Angeles was no different. FM radio, though sounding a million times better, was largely...

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Grateful Dead – Shrine Expo Hall – 1967 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Grateful Dead – Live At Shrine Auditorium Expo Hall – November 10, 1967 – Band Tape While we’re sifting through the onslaught of current Festival season recordings, I thought I would post something historic as a reminder that seeing a...

Slim Gaillard – Laguna – 1945 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Shellac Edition 0

Slim Gaillard – Laguna – 1945 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Shellac Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Slim Gaillard – Laguna – Bee-Bee Records 101 – 1945 Had Slim Gaillard never appeared, the world would have been an awful place. Truly and totally unique, with a language of his own (one of reportedly 8 he spoke fluently), an...

Pressing The Flesh In La-La – May 5, 1979 0

Pressing The Flesh In La-La – May 5, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 5, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this May 5th in 1979 had a lot to do with Jimmy Carter‘s whirlwind visit to Southern California. Since it was Cinco de Mayo, what better...

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L.A. Radio In 1952 – Jim Hawthorne – KNX – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – KNX-AM – Hawthorne’s Encore Time – June 3, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection No shortage of personalities, when it came to local radio in Los Angeles in the 1950s. You could say the same of just about any major metropolitan...

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Michael Jackson Has A Few Words With Ayn Rand – 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – KNX-AM – Michael Jackson Show – Hour 2 – January 4, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The writing was on the wall as far back as the early 1960s; Talk Radio was a wildly popular genre in the medium of...

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The Warlocks – Live At Route du Rock Winter – 2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Warlocks – In Concert at Route du Rock Hiver – Recorded Feb. 22, 2014 – RFI Nothing like catching a local band in a venue some 5,000 miles away. The Warlocks happen to be from Los Angeles, have been around...

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Jacqueline Du Pre With Lawrence Foster And The Los Angeles Philharmonic In Music Of Beethoven, Goehr And Haydn – 1967 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Los Angeles Philharmonic in Concert – Lawrence Foster, guest Cond. – Jacqueline Du Prè, cello – Feb. 16, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another long-thought lost concert this week, and another extreme rarity. The legendary Cellist Jacqueline Du Pre in...

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Tom Waits – Live At The Troubadour – 1975 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Tom Waits – recorded live at The Troubadour – August 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since I first ran this concert in 2009, I kept promising I would run it again someday with better sound on...

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Reality Snap – January 27, 1996

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – January 27, 1996 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this January 27th in 1996 began with a standoff between police and John DuPont, great-great-grandson of the founder of DuPont Chemical. DuPont had, what was characterized...