Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

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Moms Has A Few Words For You – An Interview With Moms Mabley – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Moms Mabley – Interview with Studs Terkel – WFMT – June 13, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jackie “Moms” Mabley. If you’ve never heard of her, you have missed an important part of your life. If you have any inclinations towards stand-up comedy, you’ve probably heard the name...

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April 14, 1956 – Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers – LaVern Baker – Count Basie – Alan Freed – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Count Basie and his Orchestra -CBS Radio: Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – April 16, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 14, 1956 – Sixty-three years ago today, Alan Freed along with LaVerne Baker, Count Basie and Frankie Lymon and...

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It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Conformity Just Isn’t You.

KROQ – Mike Rophone – February 28, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Face it – conformity ain’t your strong suit. You’ve always had a problem with authority figures; everybody from the Boys V.P. to your gym teacher. They represent the control freaks in your life and are close...

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It’s 1983 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Every Right To Be Cynical – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KROQ – Freddie Snakeskin – July 31, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Not that 1983 had any special dibs on cynicism and anxiety – it was a pretty cynical decade on its own, you must admit. But if you’re going through it for the first time – it’s...

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It’s 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Perplexed – But BMR Knows The Score – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KMET – B. Mitchel Reed – January 2, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s January 2nd and it’s 1978 – New Year’s Happened and you had a blast. You went to every party you knew about and some you didn’t know about, but crashed anyway. You were on...

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Hollywood Gossip And A Word From Binnie Barnes – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Hollywood Preview – sponsored by Koret Of California – October 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hollywood in wartime – despite shortages in the labor force, with many actors joining up for service, there was still a thriving industry, cranking out a wide range of films for sheer entertainment...

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It’s 1972 – You Live In L.A. – You Go To College – Your College Has A Radio Station – You Dream Of Free Records And Concert Tickets

KUSC – Air-Bag with Jay Cee – September 13, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – College Radio – it’s slick, highly produced with considerable thought going into focus groups marketing and raising money. That’s the way it is now. But in the 1950s and 1960s College Radio was background...

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It’s October 1966 – It’s L.A. – You’re A Teenager – It’s The Weekend – You’re Not Looking Forward To Monday

KBLA – Humble Harve – October 23, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 1966. If you had the gross misfortune of graduating Junior High (or Middle School) before the Summer of the year, 1966 for example, Fall or September for you meant starting High School – a lot...