Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

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Alan Freed: Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party with Alan Freed – CBS Radio – April 28, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – And as an adjunct to the previous post (featuring the Crew Cuts), the same radio network a little over 6 months after the Miller program comes Alan Freed...

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It’s Thanksgiving 1970 – You Don’t Live In L.A. Anymore – It’s your First Holiday Away From Home – You May Never Go Back.

KYA-AM – Bwana Johnny – November 26, 1970 (Thanksgiving Day) – Rob Frankel Collection – You graduated high school and went away to college – it’s your first time having a holiday away from home. Thanksgiving was never very high on your list of memorable moments growing up anyway. Your...

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It’s November 1980 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In High School – You See Things A Bit Differently.

KWST-FM 106 – Raechel Donahue – Dusty Street – November 18, 1980 – Rob Frankel Collection – November 18, 1980 – A week away from Thanksgiving – L.A. is in the midst of burning down this year. Like clockwork, the Santa Ana winds start to blow and L.A. obliges by...

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A Word Or Two From LaVern Baker – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

LaVern Baker interviewed by Howard Millier – September 16, 1955 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – LaVern Baker in conversation with Howard Miller over the CBS Radio network on September 16, 1955. In case you don’t know, here is who you are listening to (thanks Wikipedia): LaVern...

The Only one in your class who knows all the words to Heartbreak Hotel

It’s November 1970 – You’re A Teenager – You’re An Elvis Presley Fan – You’re The Only One In Your School Who Is.

Pete McNeil – KYA, San Francisco – November 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – You know who they are – you’ve seen them. They are convinced they were born at the wrong time. Sometimes it’s funny – sometimes it’s sad. But most of the time it’s just strange. You...

First Day - New School - 1967

It’s February 1967 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – You’re The New Kid In A New School – First Days Are Just Like That.

Wink Martindale – KFWB – February 18, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s happened to almost everybody at one time or another. You’re the New Kid In School – don’t know a soul – don’t know your way around – everybody is staring at you like you’re the...

The 80s Looking At The 60s

It’s 1982 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Decided You Don’t Like The 80s Anymore – The 60s Speak To You.

KLOS-FM – Bob Coburn – July 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Two years into it and the 80s suck – you hate everything about it – the music, the hair, the clothes. Everybody is listening to New Wave – New Wave is boring. You want the 60s. Your...

Lenny Bruce - Early publicity photo

Lenny Bruce Meets Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts – 1949 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Lenny Bruce on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts – April 18, 1949 – CBS Radio/TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something rare and unusual (and certainly historic) this weekend. What is probably one of the earliest, if not the earliest recording of Lenny Bruce doing one of his routines. As...

Your Homeroom - 1968

It’s May 1968 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Going To Graduate High School – Here’s That Future Everybody Was Talking About.

KRLA – Dave Hull Show – May 5, 1968 – Ellis Feaster Collection – May 1968- big things going on in the rest of the world this month, but for you it’s a month until graduation. Finally – after 12 years it’s over. All over but the shouting. And of...

Tom Jones

Tom Jones, The Bee Gees, The Shadows, Samantha Jones – Top Of The Pops – 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Tom Jones, headlining this week’s Top Of The Pops via BBC Radio. Originally broadcast on August 25, 1967. Also appearing were The Bee Gees, The Shadows, The Breakaways and newcomer Samantha Jones. For those of you not familiar with the radio version of Top Of The Pops, it was pretty...