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End of Summer - 1974 2

It’s August 24, 1974 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Summer Is Almost Over – You Didn’t Know It Started

August 24, 1974 – KHJ-AM – Machine Gun Kelly – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Where did Summer go? It’s like that every year. June happens – finals, grades, clean out the locker. Head to the beach – road trips, blank spots – Friday turns into Monday and then Friday...

Your first job: Working in the Meat Department

It’s 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Got Your First Job – Look Out World.

KMET – Bob Coburn – November 18, 1978 – Mike Devich Collection – The ritual of getting your first job – whether you were heading into your first semester of Junior High (or Middle School, if you’re so inclined) or your first semester of high school, there was something about...

Fontaines D.C. live at Eurosonic 2019

Fontaines D.C. – Live At Eurosonic 2019 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Fontaines D.C. – live at Eurosonic Festival – 2019 – January 17, 2019 – VPRO, Netherlands Fontaines D.C. in concert tonight – live at Eurosonic 2019, recorded on January 17, 2019 by radio outlet VPRO in Holland. Fontaines D.C. formed in Dublin in 2017. The band consists of Grian Chatten...

Mickey Mantle loses battle to Cancer

August 13, 1995 – Mickey Mantle: Baseball Loses An Icon – Waiting For Felix – Train To Nowhere

Mickey Mantle – Hero on the field. Off the field, not so much. August 13, 1995 – Mickey Mantle lost his battle with Cancer at the age of 63. Nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, Mantle was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire Major League Baseball...

Go West - in concert 1985

Go West – Live in Concert – 1985 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Go West – in concert via BBC – December 5, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Go West in concert. Continuing our dive into the ’80 for a look back to see what we’ve missed, what was embedded in our psyche’s and what we’re still listening to, all these...

The Go-Go's - live in Boston - 1981

The Go-Go’s – Live In Boston – 1981 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

The Go-Go’s – live at The Metro, Boston – broadcast live by WBCN – August 20, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Go-Go’s in concert this weekend – broadcast live by WBCN, Boston at The Metro on August 20, 1981. The Go-Go’s formed in Los Angeles, California in...

Frankie Valli with Bob Crewe In Session

Frankie Valli Talks About The Four Seasons, The Wonder Who And Frankie Valli – 1980 – Past Daily Talking Music

Frankie Valli in conversation – Recorded June 16, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing our new series Talking Music with a sit-down conversation with Frankie Valli of the legendary Four Seasons, recorded in June of 1980. One of the things this series is about is the nuts and...

The Flaming Stars - Peel Session - 1996

The Flaming Stars – in Session – 1996 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Flaming Stars – in session for John Peel – Recorded April 9, 1996 – broadcast April 20 – BBC Radio 1 – The Flaming Stars to get the week rolling. Their second of six sessions recorded for John Peel at BBC Radio 1. The Flaming Stars was formed in...

Enric Madriguerda - Capitol sessions - 1946

Enric Madriguera – Capitol Transcription Sessions – 1946 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Music by Enric Madriguera and His orchestra – Capitol Transcription D-13-14 – 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something a little different for a Sunday night. A 1946 session by Latin bandleader Enric Madriguera recorded by Capitol Records for their Transcription service. The story behind all these transcription sessions...