Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Talk Radio in Los Angeles in 1966 0

It’s November 22, 1966 – You Live In Los Angeles – The City Has Fallen In Love With Its Own Voice – You Blame Talk Radio – Talk Radio Laughs

KABC – Dick Whittington Show – November 22, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The phenomenon wasn’t entirely new, and it wasn’t completely the property of Los Angeles in the 1960s, but it suddenly seemed like every radio station that wasn’t playing Top-40 was hosting Talk Radio. Disc Jockeys...

Being the new kid in school 0

It’s December 1, 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Just Moved – It’s Your First Day In A New School – You Are Radioactive

KROQ – Fraser Smith Show – December 1, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Face it; just about everybody you know, including you, has either been the “new kid in school” or knows someone who was at least once the “new kid”. It is historically the single most excruciating...

Big Maybelle 0

Big Maybelle, The Moonglows, Sam “The Man” Taylor – Alan Freed’s Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Big Maybelle, The Moonglows, Sam “The Man” Taylor – Alan Freed – Camel Rock n’Roll Dance Party – September 4, 1956 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment of this iconic and historic document of early Rock n’ Roll. This one features one of the rare...

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It’s October 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Wolfman Jack Is Your Way Of Life . . .Or Not.

XERB – Mexico/Hollywood – Wolfman Jack – October 17, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as you hated to admit it, just about everybody you knew listened to Wolfman Jack at least once a week. You know, because almost every day you would hear someone doing their...

Gene Vincent 1

Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, Otis Williams, Sam “The Man” Taylor – Alan Freed – Live – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Gene Vincent, Johnny Burnette, Otis Williams And The Charms, Sam “The Man” Taylor and his Orch. Alan Freed – CBS Radio: Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – August 7, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As Rock n’ Roll made the breakthrough, from Race Music and Midnight Disc-jockey...

L.A. In 1979 0

It’s November 4, 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Dyed Your Hair White And Your Social Life Is Kinetic – And You Believe What Rodney Tells You

KROQ – Rodney On The Roq – November 4,1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even though you’ve been hearing about it, knew there was “something” going on – this was the year you found it. This was the year you marched down to the Barber and asked for a...