Popular Culture

Margaret Mead - 1972

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...

Coney Island - escaping the city - Photo: Peter Bennett

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...

Pulp - Live in Amsterdam -1995

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...

The Friday Night Dance in the Boys Gym

It’s April 1966 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re In High School – You Don’t Dance – Well . . .You Do, But . . .

KHJ – The “Real” Don Steel – April 26, 1966 – Become a Patron! It’s April 1966 – you’re in the middle of your first semester of High School. You feel unquestionably inferior to just about everyone around you. You are no longer “bitchin’” or “outta sight” like you were...

Princess Elizabeth - Princess Margaret - October 13, 1940

Princess Elizabeth Addresses The World – 1940: “Goodnight Children – Goodnight And Good Luck To You All”. – Past Daily Reference Room

Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret – Address To The Children Of Britain – October 13, 1940 – BBC Home Service – Become a Patron! Watching and listening earlier today to Queen Elizabeth deliver an unusual message to the world during this time of crisis, it brought reminders back of the...

Combustible Edison

Combustible Edison – In Concert – 1996 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Combustible Edison – live at the National Gallery Amphiteatre – July 20, 1996 – CBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! And now for something completely different. Combustible Edison, live at The National Gallery Amphiteatre in Ottawa on July 20, 1996 fo CBC Radio Canada. Maybe...

Fountains Of Wayne - Live at Wiggins Park 2007

Fountains Of Wayne – In Concert – 2007 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Tribute Edition (RIP: Adam Schlesinger – 1967-2020)

Fountains Of Wayne – Live at Wiggins Park, Camden New Jersey – July 20, 2007 – WXPN-FM broadcast – Become a Patron! Fountains Of Wayne in concert tonight. Another tribute, another dose of sad news, another reason to wonder about the big picture and another loss. Tonight it’s the sad...

Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance - In Concert 1974

Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance – In Concert – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance – Live at Golders Green Hippodrome – 1974 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert – If we’re helping you get through this thing, a buck or two would help hugely: Become a Patron! Former founder of Small Faces and Faces, Ronnie Lane in his solo outing...

Manhattan at night

Sounds For A City That Never Sleeps -Barry Gray And New York All Night Radio – 1946 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WOR-AM – The Barry Gray Program -2:00 am – 2:30 am – December 12, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Five bucks a month, or even a buck a month makes all the difference in the world: Become a Patron! If you were one of those people who subscribed...

Tom Harmon - Michigan State

March 26, 1942 – Sports Legend Tom Harmon Does His Last Broadcast And Joins The Army Air Corps

Your support, for as little as a buck, is really needed:Become a Patron! If you were living in Detroit and it was this day in 1942, and you were a sports fan, you were probably getting choked up as you listened to the last broadcast by Football legend-turned broadcaster Tom...