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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...

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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...

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February 24, 1978 – Coal Strike: Day 81 – Debate On The Panama Canal – A New National Anthem For China.

February 24, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 24, 1978 – News on the labor front this day in 1978. The Coal Miners strike was heading into its 81st day with not much movement in sight. Contract talks were in suspension, while the...

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The Vapors – In Session – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most everyone remembers The Vapors for their sole hit, Turning Japanese, which soared to #3 on the UK charts and #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. And I suppose there are worse fates than to be forever known as the band who gave the world Turning Japanese. But truths to...

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February 23, 1950 – Britain Goes To The Polls – Election Night In London – Coal Strike In America.

Busy day in World affairs and a busy day in domestic ones. While the eyes of the world were focused on Britain this February 23rd in 1950, waiting for election results, the eyes of American were focused on the Coal Strike where ten states were called on to invoke emergency...

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February 22, 1969 – In Dread Of A Nixon Visit – End Of The Tet Holiday – “George Was A Snappy Dancer”.

News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary Higgins Clark, and revelations over what were previously conceived notions as to who...