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Jerry Jeff Walker – In Concert From San Francisco – 1991 – (Jerry Jeff Walker: 1942-2020) Backstage Pass Tribute Edition

Jerry Jeff Walker – in concert at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco – June 28, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing the seemingly daily dose of loss, reports (and confirmations) that Music legend Jerry Jeff Walker died earlier today at 78 from Throat Cancer, leaving a...

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Lenny Bruce Meets Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts – 1949 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Lenny Bruce on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts – April 18, 1949 – CBS Radio/TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something rare and unusual (and certainly historic) this weekend. What is probably one of the earliest, if not the earliest recording of Lenny Bruce doing one of his routines. As...

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Steely Dan – Live at The Record Plant – KMET – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

During these strange and COVID times, and no stimulus: Become a Patron! A dose of Americana this weekend and nod to the homefolks with this early 70s in-studio radio concert from the legendary Steely Dan, as broadcast over equally legendary (and sadly gone) L.A. FM rock station KMET,  on March...

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October 23, 1978 – Peace Watch In The Middle East – Suicide Watch For Sid Vicious.

October 23, 1978 – Depending on your age, you were either very interested in the ongoing and almost-there Middle-East Peace negotiations, or the news that Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious had attempted suicide and was rushed to a hospital in New York. The Middle-East news was potentially huge. Egypt was...

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Lene Lovich, Wreckless Eric, Rachel Sweet In Concert -1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth.

A 70’s triple bill this week, via BBC Radio 1‘s In Concert series from January 13, 1979. Lene Lovich, Wreckless Eric and Rachel Sweet share the bill in one of the more decade-defining concerts of the late 70’s, with a heavy dose of Retro, Punk and Theatrical – just like...

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October 22, 1962 – October Mayhem. The Cuban Missile Crisis.

News for this day in 1962 was decidedly ominous, and if you had grown up on a diet of Cold War paranoia, it was the worst case scenario come to life. Ever since the revolution in Cuba in 1959, and the overthrow of the Battista government for the one set...

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The Collectors – In Session At The CBC – 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Collectors – in session for Where It’s At – CBC-Vancouver – April 9, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Collectors this week. Psychedelia from our neighbors to the north – in session for the CBC Vancouver program Where It’s At – broadcast on April 9,1969. A band...

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Spencer Davis Group (w/Steve Winwood) Live In Stockholm 1967 – RIP: Spencer Davis (1939-2020)

Hearing the sad news this morning of the passing of Spencer Davis, I thought I would run this radio session from Sweden, recorded just prior to Steve Winwood leaving the band to form Traffic. I’m not sure if they ever toured the U.S., but it would have been memorable. Spencer...

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Spirit – Texas International Pop Festival – 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Spirit – in concert at the Texas International Pop Festival – September 1, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Spirit in concert to kick off the week. Unfortunately, a band whose legacy at the moment appears to be “those guys who sued Led Zeppelin”, and not much else. However,...

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Cable TV Versus Free TV – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Pay TV vs. Free TV – Sylvester “Pat” Weaver – Vincent Wasilewski – Commonwealth Club of Calif. May 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A debate featuring former NBC President Sylvester “Pat” Weaver and Vincent Wasilewski, President of the National Association of Broadcasters. The subject was Cable Television,...