Pop Music

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Bing Crosby-Rosemary Clooney – 1962 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry

Bing Crosby – Rosemary Clooney – CBS Radio – April 6, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney from their five-day-a-week radio program, The Crosby-Clooney Show from April 6, 1962. While most people think Rock Music took over the airwaves and the record stores starting...

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Free – In Session 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people think of the band Free and immediately recall their early 70s anthem All Right Now. It has cast an indelible shade on the music which defined the close of the 60s and the dawn of Hard Rock for a lot of oldies radio stations. Unfortunately, it has also...

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It’s November 1980 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In High School – You See Things A Bit Differently.

KWST-FM 106 – Raechel Donahue – Dusty Street – November 18, 1980 – Rob Frankel Collection – November 18, 1980 – A week away from Thanksgiving – L.A. is in the midst of burning down this year. Like clockwork, the Santa Ana winds start to blow and L.A. obliges by...

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Tears For Fears – In Concert At Hammersmith Palais 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ending up the week with a 1983 concert from Tears For Fears. Recorded by the BBC right around the time of the release of their debut album, The Hurting. They were enormously popular right from the start. Their debut album went platinum – a pattern that would be duplicated, and...

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Renaissance – Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival – 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people remember Renaissance as the band which had a number of concept albums and hits via the FM-AOR format stations in the late 1970s. Truth of the matter, that was the third incarnation of the band. Renaissance originally began out of the ashes of The Yardbirds, with Keith Relf...

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Top Of The Pops 1965 – Unit 4+2 – The Animals – Cliff Bennett – Dave Berry – Susan Maughan – Past Daily Soundbooth

Prior to the emergence of The Beatles, British Pop Music didn’t get nearly the attention it got after The Beatles arrived. Programs like Top Of The Pops, which began just as the British Invasion was getting started, fulfilled the nearly insatiable curiosity kids in the States had for what other...

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A Word Or Two From LaVern Baker – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

LaVern Baker interviewed by Howard Millier – September 16, 1955 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – LaVern Baker in conversation with Howard Miller over the CBS Radio network on September 16, 1955. In case you don’t know, here is who you are listening to (thanks Wikipedia): LaVern...

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It’s November 1970 – You’re A Teenager – You’re An Elvis Presley Fan – You’re The Only One In Your School Who Is.

Pete McNeil – KYA, San Francisco – November 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – You know who they are – you’ve seen them. They are convinced they were born at the wrong time. Sometimes it’s funny – sometimes it’s sad. But most of the time it’s just strange. You...

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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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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...