Past Daily Pop Chronicles

A Night At The Renaissance On The Sunset Strip – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Skip Weshner’s Accent On Sound – Live From The Renaissance Club – KRHM-FM -Dec. 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Always a reminder floating around of just how active L.A.’s club scene was in the 1950s. One example comes by way of a weekly broadcast from KRHM-FM (later to become...

New York - 1956

The Sound Of New York – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles/Gallimaufry

The CBS Radio Workshop – Voice Of New York – March 2, 1956 You support is always enormously appreciated: Become a Patron! In the 1950’s, reel to reel tape recorders were the equivalent to iPhones today. Everybody had to have one and everybody felt the overpowering need to record everything...

Class cynic - 1974

It’s 1974 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Smack In The Middle Of January – You Have Entered The World Of “So What”?

KIQQ – The Real Don Steele – Billy Pearl – January 18, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s happening – you’re heading into senior year and suddenly you don’t care about anything. Your parents look strange, your teachers act strange – everything is way too corny for you...

1959

If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In L.A., January 9, 1959 Sounded Exactly Like This – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

As long as we’re in dire need of some distractions (or at least alternatives), here’s a trip back to Los Angeles on January 9, 1959, via KFWB and disc jockey Elliot Field. Not quite Top-40, KFWB’s slogan was “full color radio”. But what it was, was a wild stew of...

Christmas Day 1964

It’s The Day After Christmas 1964 – You’re A Teenager – You Had A Blast On Christmas Day – That’s What Your Friends Told You – It’s Your First Hangover.

KYA – Norman Davis Substituting for Tom Donahue – December 26, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – ‘Tis the morning after Christmas; 1964. You are laying in bed, you are very quiet. You gradually open your eyes. Your mouth feels like Death Valley, the rain outside thunders in your...

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra – Hungarian Relief Fund Concert 1956 – Happy 105th – December 12, 1956 – Pop Chronicles

    Frank Sinatra turns 105 today. The singer who became so identified with the Big Band era of the 1940s, and who branched out to become one of the Entertainment world’s great icons of the 20th century, was born on this December 12th in 1915. There is very little...

December 11, 1957 – A Word Or Two From Frank Lloyd Wright + A Lot Of Christmas Music – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

There was a time when radio had a habit of mixing things up – going from serious news or conversation to festive holiday music didn’t seem that much of a jarring stretch at the time. The assumption was, the audience would adjust accordingly. Case in point – here is a...

Top Of The Pops 1965 – Unit 4+2 – The Animals – Cliff Bennett – Dave Berry – Susan Maughan – Past Daily Soundbooth

Prior to the emergence of The Beatles, British Pop Music didn’t get nearly the attention it got after The Beatles arrived. Programs like Top Of The Pops, which began just as the British Invasion was getting started, fulfilled the nearly insatiable curiosity kids in the States had for what other...

Geno Washington And The Ram-Jam Band

Top Of The Pops – 1967 – Geno Washington, The Action, Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours, Matt Munro – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

One of the things that’s often overlooked, when it comes to the History of Rock n’ Roll is how some musical genres, though highly influential, didn’t transform the landscape instantly. And that very often the ripple effect didn’t take place for at least a year or two after its introduction....