Past Daily Pop Chronicles

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Doris Day: Words And Music – 1946 – Barry Gray’s Nightclub – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Tribute Edition

Barry Gray’s Nightclub – Featuring Doris Day (and others) – WOR, New York – February 5, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad news today of the passing of Doris Day, one of America’s legends and treasures, it would be difficult if not impossible to add anything...

The Endurance Test called High School 0

It’s 1976 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – You Are Weathering The Endurance Test Called High School –

KIIS – April 30, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1976. Aside from being the year of the bi-centennial, 1976 also marked your Junior year in high school. Like most of your friends, in fact just about everyone you know, High school is one long endurance test. It’s endless,...

The 70s are over 0

It’s 1981 – You Live In San Francisco – You’re A Teenager – The 70s Are Definitely Over. Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFRC – Rick Shaw Show – Fall 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The 70s are over and MTV is just getting started. Your radio is more lively than usual. Disco has drifted off into the Sunset and Springsteen is the must-listen-to artist now. You never really got into...

The College Radio Staff 2

It’s 1972 – You Live In L.A. – You Go To College – Your College Has A Radio Station – You Dream Of Free Records And Concert Tickets

KUSC – Air-Bag with Jay Cee – September 13, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – College Radio – it’s slick, highly produced with considerable thought going into focus groups marketing and raising money. That’s the way it is now. But in the 1950s and 1960s College Radio was background...

Your Band plays High School dances 0

It’s 1965 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Francisco – You’re In High School – You Have A Band . . .For Now. Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KEWB, San Francisco – Gene Price Show – December 19, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ever since Rock n’ Roll took American youth by storm in the 1950s, it has been an acknowledged fact that probably the majority of teenagers had visions of playing in a band. A...

Sunset Strip Riots - 1966 0

Riot On Sunset Strip 1966 – “What Is It You Kids Want?” – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Sunset Strip Riots – The Cool Rebellion – Second Sunday – NBC Radio – 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sunset Strip – November 1966. It was bound to happen, sooner or later. One of the largest if not the largest generations in history was suddenly coming of age....

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...

Teenagers at Gas Pumps in San Bernardino 1

You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Bernardino – It’s 1955 – Your World’s Going To Change, But Not Right Now

KRNO San Bernardino – Morning Show – April 4, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Don’t know about you, but looking at these photos of teenagers from 1955, my immediate thought is “this is what 16 year olds looked like back then?” In a word; yes. Maybe it was...