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The French National Orchestra With Roger Desormiere Play Music Of Ibert – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Sadly, the French conductor Roger Desormiere didn’t fully transition over to the era of the lp record before having his career cut short by a debilitating stroke. He was one of the most widely respected conductors in France, going from the late 1930s all the way to his forced retirement...

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If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In L.A. , October 16, 1965 Sounded Like This.

If you’ve ever wanted to hear a slice of an average day of Top-40 radio in Los Angeles during those halcyon days of Rock, all things British Invasion and Motown, this may be your chance. It comes with a caveat though – this tape, like so many during those days,...

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November 13, 1968 – Days Of Confusion, Nights Of Backlash – The World Of 1968

1968 was probably the year it came closest to completely falling apart. The sudden violent turn of events that went from assassinations of Martin Luther King to Robert Kennedy. An entire nation (France) going on strike. A political convention mired in turmoil (the Democratic Convention in Chicago). The very vocal...

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The Kinks – In Session – 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Heading in the direction of the weekend with a 1965 session from The Kinks. Another band that shaped the future of Rock in the 1960s with some of the most memorable and influential songs of the British Invasion period (and well into the 70s with the iconic Lola), The Kinks...

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November 12, 1999 – Adding Insult To Injury; Turkey Gets Hit With Another Big Quake – Trans Fats Are Not Your Friend.

News for this November 12th in 1999 was shrouded in mystery, cloaked in disaster and clogged with apprehension – and not necessarily in that order. The mystery continued over the odyssey of Egyptair Flight 990, with more questions raised than answers. The FBI was considering a criminal investigation as all...

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November 11, 1939 – With Dreaded Irony – A Veteran’s Day In Wartime.

No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne from the front “somewhere in France” described the goings-on, some four months into the new war. With British troops stationed in France, and reports...

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Veteran’s Day – Armistice Day – Remembrance Day – November 11, 1937

Become a Patron! Even though this day has come to encompass all wars, it was originally intended to be the day commemorating the Big One. World War 1; the War to End All Wars. It was a day to commemorate the end of the one of the most devastating wars...

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November 10, 1989 – Berlin: ‘We’re Living In Fascinating Times’ – A Wall Comes Down.

On November 10th 1989, the world looked on with amazement at what started off as a set of half-measure reforms quickly blossomed into a movement and a wave of protest and then spiraled into dramatic, irrevocable change. The lines dividing East and West Germany were rapidly eroding. Despite cautions from...

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Free In Concert – 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

We’re here because of your support: Become a Patron! It’s always something of a mixed blessing to run across a concert by a band who were well known, but very little existing of them recorded in concert under decent conditions. In this case, it’s a good sounding concert but the...

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Le Orme – Live In Milan – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders Classic Edition

The tape of this concert has been sitting in a box, on a shelf, in the vault for the better part of thirty years. I had assumed it was an advance copy of the album Le Orme In Concerto which came out in 1974, and both my tape and the...