Los Angeles

Malibu Fires - 1978 0

October 25, 1978 – Dollar Sinks On Anti-Inflation – Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty Stays Elusive – Los Angeles Surveys The Damage

October 25, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 25, 1978 – Depending on where you were, it was an uncomfortable day. If you were in Finance, you would be nervous over the drop in the value of the dollar overseas as reactions spread...

L.A. In 1979 0

It’s November 4, 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Dyed Your Hair White And Your Social Life Is Kinetic – And You Believe What Rodney Tells You

KROQ – Rodney On The Roq – November 4,1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even though you’ve been hearing about it, knew there was “something” going on – this was the year you found it. This was the year you marched down to the Barber and asked for a...

The High School dance 0

It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Choices: Disco, Rock Or Punk?

KTNQ-AM – Jack Armstrong – January 26, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When you think about it, 1979 was a turning-point year in music. Sure, you still had Disco and it was still a dominating force in mainstream Pop and R&B. And Rock was still Rock; big enough...

Watts - August 11-16, 1965 0

August 11-16, 1965 – Five Nights In Watts – Chronicle Of A Disturbance – Past Daily Reference Room

August 11-16, 1965 – KMPC Reports/Newscasts – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! On the evening of Wednesday, August 11, 1965, 21-year-old Marquette Frye, an African-American man driving his mother’s 1955 Buick, was pulled over by California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Lee Minikus for allegedly reckless driving .After...

Plannin' for the weekend in 1978 2

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1978 – It’s The Weekend – You Have Plans . . . Or Maybe Not

KROQ – Frazier Smith – September 16, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Weekend. That stretch from Friday night to Saturday night where everything looks possible, at least on paper or in your daydreams. Being smack in the middle of your Senior year in High School, you can’t...

The Disc-Jockey 2

It’s June 1965 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Your Radio Is Your Alter-Ego – However, You Have This Friend . . .

KFWB – Wink Martindale – June 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Like most everyone you know, all your friends, everybody you run into, are glued to their radios. Some have pocket transistors with earphones that make them look like they’re wearing a hearing aid. Some have those...