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March 2, 2000 – So Many Guns, So Many Thoughts And Prayers . . .

This day was about the aftermath of the shooting death of 6 year old Kayla Rolland, by a classmate who brought a loaded gun to school at Buell Elementary School in Michigan. It became the first such incident to take place at an elementary school (one which would be eclipsed...

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Magazine In Concert From Berlin – 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Concert Edition

One of the perennial favorites of the late 70s/early 80s for Friday. Magazine, in concert at The Metropol in Berlin, on October 30, 1980. Having remembered Howard Devoto as the early frontman for Buzzcocks, his transition over to Magazine in 1977 was a big change and a huge step in...

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Sir Thomas Beecham And The Royal Philharmonic In Concert – 1947 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

To the heavy, cumbersome, oversized and thoroughly enjoyable BBC Transcriptions this week for a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra led by the legendary and amiable Sir Thomas Beecham in an all-Mozart program, recorded on April 28, 1947. Starting off with the Overture to The Magic Flute and then to...

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An Interview With Dame Myra Hess – 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry: Talking About Music.

I grew up listening to the recordings of Dame Myra Hess on 78’s because as a kid, I wasn’t trusted with the lps in my parents collection and was relegated to the breakable, scratchy 78’s I got at Salvation Army Thrift shops because they were cheap at the time and...

Your Homeroom 0

It’s 1963 – You’re A Teenager – It’s Your Last Year Of High School – Your Friends Tell You It’s Your Last Good Year – You Wonder. Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles.

KYW – Cleveland – Jim Stagg – April 15, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When asked, a lot of people (not everybody) will say their last year of high school was the last good year before everything changed. Before life got complicated – before responsibilities grabbed you –...

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February 26, 1945 – MacArthur Establishes Civil Government In Manila While Still Under Siege.

February 26, 1945 – Shortwave report and adresses by Gen. MacArthur and Philippine Commonwealth President Sergio Osmeña. – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 26, 1945 – While fighting continued, literally yards from the ceremony, Allied forces General Douglas MacArthur handed over the duties of the Philippine Commonwealth Government to...

Iwo Jima 0

February 25, 1945 – Otherwise Uninhabited – Iwo Jima –

February 25th, 1945 news was crammed with reports of great advances in Europe. The Allied armies were on the outskirts of Cologne, and whatever setbacks occurred during the Battle of The Bulge in December had now been erased and the drive was on to Berlin. But the big news of...

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The Verve – In Session – 1993 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A few years ago I ran an extended excerpt of a concert from The Verve recorded in 1997, during the middle period of the band. A few days later I ran across an earlier session from The Verve, this one from 1993 for the Mark Radcliffe program at the BBC,...

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Rudolf Firkusny With Rafael Kubelik And The N.Y. Philharmonic Play Music Of Vaughan Williams, Schumann And Hindemith – 1978 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

N.Y. Phil. Rafael Kubelik, Cond. – Rudolf Firkusny, Piano – March 20, 1978 – Part 1: N.Y. Phil. Rafael Kubelik, Cond. – Rudolf Firkusny, Piano – March 20, 1978 – Part 2: A classic concert this week. Two giants in music with the New York Philharmonic in a broadcast concert...