Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Sports Night - Palm Springs 1965 0

It’s 1965 – You Live In Los Angeles, But In A Few Days It Will Be Boss Angeles.

KHJ – Roger Christian – April 29, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For years, if you lived in L.A. the two mainstays of Rock Radio for you were KFWB and KRLA. Sure, there were others, but KRLA and KFWB were the go-to stations; you listened for the exclusives,...

Life in Philadelphia - 1961 1

It’s 1961 – You Live In Philadelphia – You Aren’t A Teenager . . . Yet – Parts Don’t Fit Right –

WIBG – Philadelphia – Jerry Stephens – January 6, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Admit it – if you had to do it all over again and were asked which period you would like to skip, you would invariably say “just before puberty hit”. Nothing compares to the...

The High School dance 0

It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Choices: Disco, Rock Or Punk?

KTNQ-AM – Jack Armstrong – January 26, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When you think about it, 1979 was a turning-point year in music. Sure, you still had Disco and it was still a dominating force in mainstream Pop and R&B. And Rock was still Rock; big enough...

To Be Young - To Be Teenage - The Be 1959 0

It’s March 1959 – You’re A Teenager – You’re In New York – The World Is Strange, But Your Radio Isn’t – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WABC – Alan Freed and dial-hopping – March 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1959 – last year of a decade; a decade that started with a war in Korea and was ending with the Cold War. A nervous decade – and like most teenagers at the time, wondering...

Summer in the City - 1945 1

You’re A Teenager – It’s August 10, 1945 – You Live In New York – You Hear Rumors – You Also Hear The Fire Hydrant

August 10, 1945 – WOR/Mutual – 11:45 am – 1:45 pm – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 10, 1945. The day started hopeful. News that Japan had accepted the surrender terms and that World War 2 was over. But that turned out to be a rumor, unsubstantiated; a misinterpreted...

Alhambra Hi - 1966 0

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1966 – And You Can’t Wait . . . . – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Top-40 Radio – Los Angeles – November 1966 – KHJ – KFWB – KCRW-FM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No question – 1966 was a pivotal year. But then, so was 1965 – so was 1964 and don’t forget 1963. The 60s had more than their fair share of...

The Disc-Jockey 2

It’s June 1965 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Your Radio Is Your Alter-Ego – However, You Have This Friend . . .

KFWB – Wink Martindale – June 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Like most everyone you know, all your friends, everybody you run into, are glued to their radios. Some have pocket transistors with earphones that make them look like they’re wearing a hearing aid. Some have those...

Drive-In 1966 0

It’s October 1966 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Of A Certain Age, And You Do Certain Things – And You Can Because It’s A Drive-In

October 1966 – KGIL – Larry Van Nuys Show for Pacific Drive-In – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 1966 – Let’s face it; Drive-ins were great places and they were destinations for endless adventures, from jamming all your friends in the trunk and getting away with paying only for...

Canoga Hi Cafeteria 0

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s March 1966 – You Ate At The Cafeteria Yesterday – You Are Having An Out-Of-Body Experience, Or Maybe It’s Lord Tim

Top-40 Radio -Los Angeles – March 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was the Tuna Fiesta. It had to be. Nobody else ate it – they knew. You were starving. You missed Nutrition. You were building sets for the Talent Show. That’s what you get, taking Stage Crew;...