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Trouble At The Knowledge Factory – Berkeley Free Speech Movement – December 2, 1964

Become a Patron! Although it started two months earlier, this day in 1964 marked a turning point in the Protest movement in the U.S. In 1964 students at UC Berkeley began a series of protests over the banning of political activities on Campus and insisted the University acknowledged the students’...

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Sparks – In Session At The Record Plant – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

From their beginnings in the late 1960s as Halfnelson, to a name change, direction change and a long career embracing and anticipating a veritable plethora of styles, the brothers Ron and Russell Mael as Sparks, have come to embody all that is quirky, arcane, acerbic and unpredictable about Pop Music....

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December 1, 1947 – “The Situation Is Extremely Explosive In Jerusalem” – The French Government Takes Action Against Communist Strikers – Waiting For The Gendarmerie.

December 1, 1947 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Support us if you can: Become a Patron! December 1, 1947 – The Middle East was the focus of attention this day. The situation in Jerusalem had gone from tense to explosive overnight and was...

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December 1, 1942 – Word From Voronezh – Optimism On The Eastern Front.

Now, more than ever: Become a Patron! News for this first day of December in 1942 was looking cautiously optimistic. News from the Eastern Front and word from the strategic town of Voronezh that Russian troops were getting ready to launch a major offensive from that besieged town. Voronezh had...

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The Electric Prunes – Live In Stockholm 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

This concert has been around in various forms over the years. It’s not particularly rare if you’re a collector of Psychedelia from the 60s. But what makes it rare is that it’s an excellent sounding example of what bands were up to at the time, something which didn’t happen too...

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November 30, 1990 – The Security Council Votes On War – Concerns Over A Nuclear Threat – Tough Going Anticipated For The Keating Five.

November 30, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – KNX-AM, Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 30, 1990 – Another step closer to war with Iraq just got the go ahead at the UN Security Council. Invoking Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, offered Iraq one...

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November 30, 1961 – World Quietly Haywire – A Santo Domingo State Of Mind

News of the world, for this last day of November in 1961, had just about everything to do with the Cold War. The situation in Santo Domingo and the unrest, many felt was fueled by Fidel Castro and the Cuban government, was calming down with hopes that a violent overthrow...

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Camilla Wicks With Leopold Stokowski And The L.A. Phil. – Hollywood Bowl – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone.

Camilla Wicks, violin – Los Angeles Philharmonic -Leopold Stokowski, cond. – 1946 Season – Hollywood Bowl – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the very sad news earlier this week that the legendary violinist Camilla Wicks had died at the age of 92, I found this broadcast of her Hollywood Bowl...

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Alan Freed: Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party with Alan Freed – CBS Radio – April 28, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – And as an adjunct to the previous post (featuring the Crew Cuts), the same radio network a little over 6 months after the Miller program comes Alan Freed...