Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

End of Summer - 1974 2

It’s August 24, 1974 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Summer Is Almost Over – You Didn’t Know It Started

August 24, 1974 – KHJ-AM – Machine Gun Kelly – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Where did Summer go? It’s like that every year. June happens – finals, grades, clean out the locker. Head to the beach – road trips, blank spots – Friday turns into Monday and then Friday...

Your first job: Working in the Meat Department 0

It’s 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Got Your First Job – Look Out World.

KMET – Bob Coburn – November 18, 1978 – Mike Devich Collection – The ritual of getting your first job – whether you were heading into your first semester of Junior High (or Middle School, if you’re so inclined) or your first semester of high school, there was something about...

September - The Village - 1965

It’s September 10, 1965 – You’re A Teenager – Your Radio Is Starting To Sound A Little Different – Maybe It’s You And Maybe It’s The World In General –

WMCA – September 10, 1965 – Rob Frankel Collection – Things happen fast, especially when you’re growing up. What happened in February is a million miles and two light years away from what’s going on in September. You’re starting to feel serious – you don’t feel like laughing so much...

And the year's only half over.

It’s July 1968 -You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Summer – It’s 1968 – It’s Critical Mass

KHJ-AM/FM – The Real Don Steele – July 4, 1968 July 1968. By a lot of accounts, it was a pretty terrible year – and it was only half over. You were right in the middle of Summer. The year started and the Vietnam War suddenly went out of control...

The Drive-In Theatre

July 1962 – The Drive-In Experience – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KGIL – Drive In Pre-show and Intermission Feature – July 18-31, 1962 -John Wilson Collection – The Drive-In Movie Theater – once a staple in the diet of 1950s and 1960s America. Faded from view in the 1970s with the advent of home video and the ensuing VHS/Betamax wars –...

The Waning months of elementary School

It’s 1965 – You Live In L.A. – You’re About To graduate Elementary School – Your Teenage Years Are Looming –

KBLA – Bob Dayton Program – December 27, 1965 – Tom Howard Collection – It’s 1965 – everything is happening all at once. You’re about to graduate Elementary School and start Junior High. You have discovered girls, but they haven’t discovered you. You borrowed your dad’s razor and cut your...

The Band You Could Never Settle On A Name For

It’s July 1966 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In A Band – No, Really . . .You’re In A Band.

KFWB-Los Angeles – B. Mitchel Reed – Battle Of The Bands Semi-Finals – July 1966 – Help support the arcane and the strange: Become a Patron! Ever since you saw The Beatles on Ed Sullivan you wanted to be in a rock n’ roll band. You hounded your parents for...

New York - The Village - 1965 - (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s October 1965 – You’re Knee-Deep In Manhattan – The Village Is Still The Center Of The Universe – And Folk Music Is Still Your Muse – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

WABC-FM – Almanac Of Folk Music – October 30, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It keeps us going, especially now: Become a Patron! Contrary to what many people might imagine, Pop Music didn’t suddenly go from Doo-Wop to British Invasion to Summer Of Love in a few short...

Frank Sinatra - 1959

Frank Sinatra – With Ella Fitzgerald, The Hi-Los, Nelson Riddle, Red Norvo – Timex Presents – 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

ABC-TV – Timex Presents Frank Sinatra – December 13, 1959 – Audio Master – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I usually don’t post Television audio on Past Daily. Mostly because there’s enough video around that just getting the sound seems a little silly. But in this case, it’s different –...

Campus Beer Bust

It’s March 1971 – You’re Going To School In The Bay Area – You Just Heard L.A. Had Another Earthquake – You Chuckle.

KYA – San Francisco – Bwana Johnny – March 31, 1971 – Rob Frankel Collection – It’s March 1971. You have done what most of your friends have done – go away to college. Your big adventure – you don’t live at home anymore – nobody tells you what to...