Los Angeles

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It’s June 1970 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In Summer School – You’re A Genius

KMET – B. Mitchel Reed – June 25, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 1970 – Summer School has started. You heard that if you crammed as many classes between the end of June and August, you could graduate early. You like that idea. But Summer School is...

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Talk Radio And Civil Rights In L.A. -1965 – Michael Jackson and KNX “Curious Radio” In Los Angeles – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KNX-AM/FM – The Michael Jackson Show with Bishop C. Fain Kyle – October 11, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Civil Rights movement was a hot button issue all across America in 1965. Los Angeles wasn’t immune – only months before we had Watts, which came to be...

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You’re A Teenager – You Live in L.A. – It’s 1967 – KHJ Is Going To Play The New Monkees Record Before Anybody Else – You Are Stoked

KHJ – The Real Don Steele – circa Feb. 22, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you were growing up in L.A. in the 1960s, one of the great rituals of listening to Top-40 radio was being the first kid on your block to hear the latest single...

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You’re In High School – You Live In L.A. – It’s December 1966 And You Know 7 and 7 Is By Heart.

KBLA – Harvey Miller – December 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s December 1966. You have a band; The Bow-Tiks. You’ve been practicing ever since you got your bass last Christmas. There’s six of you. You have three Rhythm Guitarists and nobody can quite sing. You’re all in...

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J.C. Agajanian And Sunday Afternoon Stock Car Races – Pomona, California 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Pomona Fairgrounds – Leonard Cummings Interviews J.C. Agajanian and Tony Bettenhauser – Feb. 24, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Car Culture – an integral part of our Society since someone had the brilliant idea of matching up the internal combustion engine with wheels. But after World War 2,...

L.A. at night - 1962 0

L.A. In 1962 – Megalopolis At Night – KNX Visits The Potted Pigeon And Asks About The food – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KNX Radio – Megalopolis At Night: A Visit To The Potted Pigeon – June 8, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – L.A. nightlife in the early 60s. A lot going on and no shortage of restaurants and night clubs. Along Hollywood Boulevard it was a place to people watch...

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Los Angeles – Disappearing Acts – Commercials For Places And Things That No Longer Exist, Or Are Vastly Different – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Los Angeles and West Coast Radio Commercials – 1950s-1970s – Various places and products – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although I am one who actively shuns “the good old days” when talking about the past, there are times when I find myself inundated with bits of my youth; my...