Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

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It’s 1979 – You Live In L.A. – The Decade Is Almost Over – You Are Not Amused.

KRTH-Los Angeles – October 1979 – London & Engelman Show – Rob Frankel Collection – Become a Patron! Uh-oh – you’re getting to that point where you’re starting to miss things. Some people call it nostalgia. You just wonder where it all went. The 70s were your decade – even...

You're afraid the future isn't all it's cracked up to be. 0

It’s 1969 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Francisco – You Have This Nagging Suspicion You Missed It.

KYA – San Francisco – Tom Campbell – February 22, 1969 – Rob Frankel Collection – Suddenly it hits you – you’ve missed out on everything. Never went to a single love-in. Never went to The Fillmore or The Avalon or The Matrix. Missed all the bands. You went to...

Bill Haley And His Comets - 1956 1

Bill Haley And His Comets – Mabel King – Alan Freed’s Rock N’ Roll Dance Party – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Bill Haley And his Comets – Mabel King – Alan Freed’s Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – September 11, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another episode from the short-lived CBS Radio Network series Alan Freed’s Rock n’ Roll Dance Party, from September 11, 1956. This one features Bill...

Watching And Listening To The Moon Landing 2

It’s July 20, 1969 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – For Once, You’re Speechless And You’ll Never Look At The Moon The Same Way Again.

July 20, 1969 -Yep, they did it. Landed on the Moon and now they’re walking on it. You never thought for a second they would ever do that in your lifetime. The Moon was this big romantic ball of light and mystery, but actually going there? You didn’t think so....

Angst In The 80s 2

It’s December 4, 1980 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Led Zeppelin Just Broke Up – Your World Fell Down – At Least There’s The Mighty MET.

KMET – Jack Snyder, Paraquat Kelley, Mary Turner – December 4, 1980 – Rob Frankel Collection – It’s almost the end of 1980, December 4th – first year of a new decade. You’ve been quietly mourning the 70s all year; those were your good old days, that’s when everything happened...

Welcome to the 80s 1

It’s September 1980 – You Live In L.A. – You’re In College – You Suddenly Realize It’s Not The 70’s Anymore

KHJ – September 3, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – You knew it was going to happen – you thought you forgot about it; time hasn’t stood still. It’s been marching on, constantly since you woke up on New Years Day, with a massive hangover and some vague recollection...

1961 - Things are Nervous. 1

It’s 1961 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Know Something’s Happening, You Just Don’t Know What It Is.

KRLA – Jimmy O’Neil Program – October 9. 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s 1961. You’re sixteen. You’re the one on the left in the picture. You’re brooding. There’s something in the air – maybe it’s Cuba, maybe it’s Berlin – you know it’s the world and it...

Summer School - 1967 2

It’s Summer 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Everyone Is Knee-Deep In Flowers And Incense – Not You -You’re Up To Your Eyeballs In Algebra.

KFWB – B. Mitchel Reed – July 15, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer 1967 – Summer School 1967. While the rest of the world is heeding the winsome allure to “Wear Flowers In Your Hair” and being busy sampling the forbidden fruits of mind expansion and meditation,...