Popular Culture

L.A. Teenagers - 1979 0

You’re Seventeen. You Live In Los Angeles. You Just Passed Your Drivers Test. You Got Your First Car And The Line To Get Gas Is A Mile Long

KTNQ – Jack Armstrong – May 4, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 1979 – You’re seventeen, and the lines to get gas are rumored to be 2 miles long in some places. Some people are waiting for two hours, only to be told there’s no gas. People...

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October 10, 1968 – Humphrey-Muskie: Campaign ’68

  As the 1968 Presidential campaign sprinted to the finish line, all the heavy-hitters came out, all the endorsements were used and all the promises went into high gear. The Hubert Humphrey presidential campaign of 1968 began when Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota decided to...

The Spinners 0

The Spinners – On Soul! 1973 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Spinners – in session on Soul! – NET-TV – January 13, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Spinners were a huge hit making machine all through the 1960s and 70s. Still together today, but with only one surviving original member, Henry Fambrough, The Spinners were finally inducted...

John Lennon - Book Beatle - 1965 0

John Lennon – In A Few Words – 1965 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

John Lennon: Book Beatle – with Wilfred De’Ath – July 3, 1965 – BBC John Lennon – those of us of a certain age who thought turning 30 was a distant, almost unfathomable milestone, now look at one of our icons, who would have turned 80, this October 9th. Hard...

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Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

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Simon & Garfunkel – Live In Amsterdam – 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A classic concert to start the week off – this time from Simon & Garfunkel in a rare performance at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, recorded by VPRO on May 2, 1970. With all of these classic concerts surfacing lately,  you’d think someone finally got around to opening up the closet door,...

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Detroit – City Of The Future In 1949 – October 7, 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1950s, I wasn’t really aware of how much Detroit was different than other cities. It was a place I lived with my family and I had no other frame of reference. I was however, aware that my father, who worked in...

Regan Campaigning 0

October 7, 1980 – Election ’80 – 4 Weeks And Counting – Reagan-Carter Campaigns Heading To The Wire.

With 4 weeks to go, the 1980 Presidential campaign was in the home stretch. On this October 7,1980, the polls were all over the place and the candidates were in high gear; pressing the flesh, promising the moon. And the election rhetoric started to get harsh. President Carter, insisting there...

Stereophonics - Live in Glasgow - 2007 0

Stereophonics – Live In Glasgow – 2007 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Stereophonics – Live at Glasgow Academy – December 10, 2007 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Stereophonics to kick off the week. Recorded live at Glasgow Academy on December 10, 2007 and coinciding with their tour that started in November to promote Pull The Pin, their sixth studio album. Described...

The Troggs - Live In Dijon, France - 1981 0

The Troggs – Live In Dijon – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Troggs – Live in Dijon, France – October 5, 1981 – RTL, France – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Troggs, live in Dijon France and recorded on October 5, 1981 by RTL, France. If they did nothing else, The Troggs would go down in history as the band...