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Gloria Mann – The Jayhawks – The Three Chuckles – Sam “The Man” Taylor – Alan Freed – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Gloria Mann, The Jayhawks, The Three Chuckles, Sam “The Man” Taylor – Alan Freed’s Camel Rock N’ Roll Dance Party – July 31, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Another installment of the short-lived, but very important network rock n’ roll radio show, The Camel Rock...

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It’s The Fourth Of July, 1952 – And L.A. Celebrates The Fourth Just Like Everybody Else Does – Accidents, Double-Headers And All.

July 4, 1952 – Here’s a glimpse of Los Angeles as you may no doubt might have heard if you were on your way home from the fireworks show at the L.A. Coliseum or the Pier in Santa Monica or anyone of a number of places throughout Southern California that...

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It’s Summer 1966 – You Live In L.A. – You Bought Your First Car – It Has An FM Radio – You Notice Smog – And Not All The Stations Are Cool.

Life in L.A. had a few drawbacks in the 1960s. A: being the first kid on your block to buy a foreign car with an FM radio in 1966 and B: driving around L.A. with the top down during the Summer. Contrary to what you might have heard, FM radio...

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July 1956 – It’s Summer – It’s Los Angeles – It’s Your Town – It’s Your Radio – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Become a Patron! Since we’re in our first week of July, and it is, for all intents and purposes a week with a holiday smack in the middle, it only seemed logical to add this slice of City History to the roster of Pop Culture artifacts from sixty-three years ago....

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Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials Of The 60s: Part 2 – More Of Everything – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials Of the 60’s – Part 2 – More Of Everything – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as the 60s were all about Youth Culture, the spirit of Youth Culture; that permanent fixture of spur-of-the-moment vitality and a certain “who cares about...

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Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials In The 1960’s: Youthquake – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Radio Commercials – 1960-1969 – The Come Alive Generation – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Conspicuous consumption – In the 1950s it was just starting – teens and pre-teens were still in the minority and not considered a major source of consumer dollars in those days. It was still the...

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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...

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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,...

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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...