Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

To be young and cynical 0

It’s 1977 – You’re A Teenager – You’re At A Crossroads – You’re In L.A. – Your Radio Is Fuzzy And Distant – And So Are You

KTNQ-AM – September 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Radio in 1977 – Oh yeah – the year you were assaulted by Disco, Kiss and The Ramones – all at the same time. No wonder your brain was scrambled. You were smack in the middle of Polyester, Black leather...

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It’s 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In Motor City – You Have Boss Radio – You Also Have Typing Class

CKLW – Detroit – Tom Shannon program – November 17, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Funny – no matter where you go or what city you wind up in, things always seem just a little bit of the same everywhere. Maybe the weather is different, but school is...

Phyllis Diller 0

Phyllis Diller Has A Word or Two With Art Linkletter – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Phyllis Diller – chats with Art Linkletter – Art Linkletter’s House Party – CBS Radio – Jan. 19, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. When you start diving into Popular Culture of the 1960s, the part that doesn’t focus on the most prominent or identifiable names associated with Youth Culture,...

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It’s 1957 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Francisco – Nothing Ever Happens In Your Town – But Top 40 Is Going To Change All That – Things Are Looking Up.

KOBY-AM, San Francisco – Jim Wayne Show – August, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When a phenomenon goes from being a wishful fad to a hardcore lifestyle, little things begin to happen. And if you’re at that coming-of-age place – that phenomenon becomes part of your DNA; not...

Nostalgia for the 1930s 0

Nostalgia For The 1930s As Seen From 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Nostalgia For The 1930s – Open Mind Program – January 31, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Feeling a sense of nostalgia for a decade other than the one you are currently in is a pretty common feeling. Usually the decade in question is often the one a person...

The high school dance 0

It’s 1970 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In High School – You Have Discovered Three Sure Things In Life: Death, Taxes And The High School Dance

KGBS – Bill Thompson – May 22, 1970 – 11:00 pm -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unless you were hiding, dropped out or had a job, chances were pretty good you went to a dance at some point during your High School experience. It was a time honored ritual, like...

The non-conformist 0

It’s 1968 – You’re A Teenager – Your Family Moved From L.A. To San Diego – You’re The New Odd Kid In School.

KGB-AM San Diego – Bwana Johnny – November 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s 1968 – you live in L.A. – well, up until Summer you lived in L.A. – your family decided it was a good idea to move to San Diego. Why? Nobody knows for sure...