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Pet Shop Boys - Live at Wembley - 1991

Pet Shop Boys – Live At Wembley – 1991 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Pet Shop Boys – Live at Wembley – June 9, 1991 – Live and Loud.com – Ending up yet another insane week with Pet Shop Boys, live at Wembley and recorded on June 9, 1991. Fiddled with and fine-tuned by Flip Martian for Live and Loud.com Pet Shop Boys formed...

Free Speech Movement - 1964

1964 Berkeley Free Speech Movement – Sounds Of Protest – Voices Of Dissent Edition

Free Speech Movement – December 4, 1964 – Pacifica Radio Archives (KPFA) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In an attempt to put some historic perspective on the nature of protest – and since the field is quite wide and has been going on for quite some time, I thought...

Ode to raging hormones.

It’s April 1961 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In The Bay Area – KYA Is Your Go-To Place – Rock n’ Roll Is Here To Stay.

KYA – Bobby Mitchell – April 14, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s April 1961 – Spring in the Bay Area. Life is loaded with possibilities. Maybe it’s just you and maybe it’s happening to everybody, but Music is starting to become very important in your life. You...

Kate Bush - Live at The Mmanchester Apollo - 1979

Kate Bush – Live – Manchester Apollo – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Kate Bush – Live at The Manchester Apollo – April 10, 1979 – Live And Loud.com – Flip Martian Collection Kate Bush, live at The Manchester Apollo. Recorded either April 10th or 11, 1979 and preserved for posterity by Flip Martian and his truly amazing Live And Loud website (big...

Transmitter Tower - 1938

May 28, 1938 – The World Of High-Tech – Wonders Of The Age – Broadcasting And Daily Life.

May 28, 1938 – Perhaps not an earth-shattering day for news, but a significant one for future reference. This special program, featuring a discussion/interview with WOR Chief Engineer J.R. Poppele, who had just returned from a fact-finding mission and review of broadcasting in Europe, sheds light on what was just...

Frank Sinatra - 1959

Frank Sinatra – With Ella Fitzgerald, The Hi-Los, Nelson Riddle, Red Norvo – Timex Presents – 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

ABC-TV – Timex Presents Frank Sinatra – December 13, 1959 – Audio Master – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I usually don’t post Television audio on Past Daily. Mostly because there’s enough video around that just getting the sound seems a little silly. But in this case, it’s different –...

Campus Beer Bust

It’s March 1971 – You’re Going To School In The Bay Area – You Just Heard L.A. Had Another Earthquake – You Chuckle.

KYA – San Francisco – Bwana Johnny – March 31, 1971 – Rob Frankel Collection – It’s March 1971. You have done what most of your friends have done – go away to college. Your big adventure – you don’t live at home anymore – nobody tells you what to...

Summer School

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...

Phil May of The Pretty Things

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...

Moderate eye irritation from Smog

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...