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Sir Thomas Beecham And The Royal Philharmonic In Concert – 1947 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

BBC Symphony – Sir Thomas Beecham/Betty Humby Beecham -1947 To the heavy, cumbersome, oversized BBC Transcriptions this week for a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra led by the legendary and amiable Sir Thomas Beecham in an all-Mozart program, recorded on April 28, 1947. Starting off with the Overture to...

Y-Day At The Bowl – 1963. The Beach Boys, Surfaris, The Routers, The Challengers – Past Daily Pop Chronicles.

Part 1: Part 2: A few years ago I ran a portion of this concert, via my now-defunct Newstalgia site. It featured headliners The Beach Boys at the annual Y-Day At The Bowl event for the YMCA on October 19, 1963. It was a star-studded event and I promised to...

Learning A New Word: Entebee – July 6, 1976

A very busy news day, this July 6, 1976. Starting with news of the daring Israeli raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda overnight, where Palestinian terrorists were holding 100 Israelis, bound for Paris, in a hostage exchange demand. All hostages arrived at Tel-Aviv safe and Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was...

Robert Kennedy Promotes Summer Jobs – July 1964.

On July 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy addressed some 5,000 College students gathered in Washington for a Summer Jobs Seminar. He promoted the idea that, getting involved with the government and experiencing its inner workings in a hands-on environment was a great opportunity to serve, and that it could...

July 3, 1945 – Walking Through The Ghost City

While the war in the Pacific continued, news of the Allies marking an official entry into Berlin provided a reminder that all would be over soon. News on this July 3rd in 1945 was highlighted by an extended report of American, British, French and Russian troops marching into the former...

Nights At The Roundtable – Supersister – 1971

Supersister were a Dutch band who were hugely influential during the formative years of the Progressive Rock Movement. Although not a commercial success in the U.S. (only one album was released here), Supersister were very big in Europe and quite successful in the UK and just about everywhere else. A...

LBJ Signs The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 – July 2, 1964

And lest we all forget – this day, forty-eight years ago, was a significant turn in American history when President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hard fought and bitterly opposed by Southern Democrats, it was the one piece of legislation JFK had hoped would be...

Pastdaily Downbeat – Coleman Hawkins All-Stars – Live In Munich – 1950.

Something special and rather rare. A concert, recorded by Bavarian Radio in Munich on January 19, 1950, featuring the Coleman Hawkins All-Stars featuring James Moody, Kenny Clarke, Nat Peck and Pierre Michelot. Truly an all-star lineup. A little over an hour, it’s almost non-stop and the sound is unbelievable for...

Nights At The Roundtable – Intimate Stranger – 2012

I realized I haven’t played anything new in a while, it’s been mostly material from the distant and deep-distant past. But there’s a lot going on in the real world, and a lot of it is pretty sensational. And one of the bands I’ve been following for a few years...

Pastdaily Backstage Weekend – Split Enz – Live At Pinkpop Festival, Holland – 1980

One of my favorite, and probably most underrated bands of the 70’s and early 80’s. Split Enz were amazing to see live.I remember their first tour of the U.S., promoting the release of “Mental Notes” (which was called “Second Thoughts” in New Zealand and Australia). They played a sold out...