Popular Culture

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It’s Summer 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You’re In Los Angeles – You’re Knee-Deep In The Blahs.

August 1979 – KROQ – Dusty Street – Mike Raphone – Mike Devich Collection – “You got the heavy sales-pitch; Summer School is great – Summer School means you graduate early – Summer School is a snap – Summer School is better than doing nothing. And besides, all your friends...

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The Pretty Things – In Concert At Amsterdam Paradiso – 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Tribute Edition -(Phil May – 1944-2020)

The Pretty Things – in concert at Amsterdam Paradiso – March 29, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Pretty Things in concert tonight. Normally, I don’t run music by the same artists twice in a day. But with the passing of Phil May, the leader, founder and guiding...

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March 27, 1957 – “Los Angeles Weather: Light To Moderate Eye Irritation From Smog – No Morning Burning Allowed” – Bob Crane Says So.” – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KNX-AM/FM – March 27, 1957 – Bob Crane Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It may not seem like a lot to you, but . . .Become a Patron! If you ever lived in a house in Los Angeles built before 1957 and wondered why there was what looked...

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Rural Radio In 1950 – Where Seldom Was Heard Discouraging Words . . . – Past Daily Reference Room

WACO-AM – Waco, Texas – The Percy Medicine Program – February 9, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! There was a time, long enough ago where most people can’t recall, that Rural Radio was that lifeline link to the rest of country, while staying your helpful...

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Marianne Faithfull – Live In Munich 2014 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Sigh Of Relief Edition

Marianne Faithfull – in concert from Circus Krone, Munich – November 15, 2014 – Radio Bayern 2 Become a Patron! When news came down that the legendary Marianne Faithful had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalized, in what was termed as “fair condition”, that old and by now...

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Joe Jackson – Live At The Whisky – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Joe Jackson – live at The Whisky A-go-go – May 12, 1979 – KWST-FM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Chipping in means a lot, but you know that: Become a Patron! Joe Jackson in concert from the Whisky in Hollywood tonight – recorded on May 12, 1979 and broadcast...

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It’s May 1968 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – It’s Spring – Summer Is Just Around The Corner, A Million Miles Away

KHJ -The Real Don Steele – May 25, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! It’s Spring. It will be Summer soon – but not soon enough. That period between Spring Break and Summer Vacation is deadly and it’s the same every year. Nothing happens – time...

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April 14, 1972 – Margaret Mead Has A Word Or Two About The American Family – Past Daily Reference Room

Margaret Mead – in conversation – National Public Radio Portion of Voices In The Wind – April 14, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Margaret Mead in a brief conversation; part of the NPR series Voices In The Wind – discussing the American Family, as it...

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It’s August 1979 – The Dead Of Summer In New York City – 90 degrees – 90% Humidity – It’s A WOR Weekend.

WOR-Weekend – August 25, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Here we are – in what seems like entering our third year of Stay-At-Home – yet it’s been a little over three weeks. With all the time in the world to think, to catch up, to...

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Pulp – Live In Amsterdam – 1995 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Pulp – live in Amsterdam – Melkweg – December 8, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Pulp in concert to end the week. Unfairly lumped into the “Brit-Pop” genre, Pulp were so much more of a socially conscious band than their peers. Their songs and sentiments...