Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

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It’s 1960 – You Are Somewhere In North Carolina – You Aren’t Sold On Rock N’ Roll Just Yet.

WAIR-AM – Winston/Salem North Carolina – August 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you like us, would you mind supporting us? Not whole lot, just a little: Become a Patron! Much as we’d all like to think that once Rock n’ Roll landed in our collective national consciousness,...

The Penguins (w/Johnny Otis) - Camel Rock n'Roll Dance Party - June 1956 2

The Penguins – Dori Anne Grey – Count Basie – Alan Freed – Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Patrons can download this by for free by subscribing: Become a Patron! Rock n’ Roll history this weekend, in the form of Alan Freed’s Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party from CBS Radio on June 9,1956. One of network radio’s few forays into the early days of Rock n’ Roll,...

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It’s Spring 1965 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Your Life Is In The Realm Of The Absolutes, And KRLA Knows It.

KRLA – Dave Hull – May 29, 1965 – Ellis Feaster Collection – Subscribers get cool perks – so become a subscriber for as little as a buck a month: Become a Patron! Spring 1965 – You don’t know it now, but your life is in the process of changing...

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It’s 1949 – You Just Moved To L.A. – You’re Not In Pittsburgh Anymore – You Have Discovered Cliffie Stone

KFVD – CLiffie Stone’s Wakeup Ranch – April 29, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Subscribers can download Become a Patron! You wouldn’t know it now – but L.A.’s sudden shift to gentrification and antiseptic atmosphere is a relatively new thing. The town prided itself on a certain degree...

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It’s August 1969, You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A., You Still Love KRLA, Summer Is Almost Over, So Are The 60s

KRLA – Bob Dayton – August 14, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! It’s August 14, 1969 – in a few weeks school will be starting. Summer will be over – well . . . until the Santa Ana winds start blowing in October, and then it’s...

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It’s 1969 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In The Bay Area – Lately, You Have Taken To Hugging Trees.

KFRC – Chuck Browning -November 11, 1969 – Rob Frankel Collection – Think about it – 50 years ago: If you were a teenager, chances were pretty good that you became a strict vegetarian, burned incense just about everywhere, reeked of patchouli, read Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha backwards and forwards –...

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It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – The Night Belongs To You . . . You Just Don’t Know It.

It’s 1979 – September. School has started. You’re already a month in but you’re exhausted. You fall asleep in class all the time. Your teachers are noticing. You’ve discovered Madame Wong’s and Gorki’s and The Atomic Cafe and you don’t have time to go to sleep at night; there’s too...