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Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas – 1964 NME Poll Winners Concert – Past Daily Soundbooth

Sadly, only two numbers from this overlooked group, who were one of the mainstays of the British Invasion of 1964, are available tonight. Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas had several huge hits during this time. But like many bands from this era, the changes in society and music in...

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Revolution In Romania – Toppling A Dictator – December, 1989 -January 1990 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Radio Bucharest – December 24, 1989 – January 1, 1990 – Shortwave Radio Archive Collection – The Romanian Revolution (Romanian: Revoluția Română) was a period of civil unrest in Romania during December 1989 as a part of the Revolutions of 1989 that occurred in several countries. The Romanian Revolution started...

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January 7, 1957 – Cold War: Wages Of Fear – Dividends Of Discontent – The World According To January.

Change the names and the circumstances and this could just as easily be almost any recent year as it was this day in 1957. The Middle East; the perennial powder-keg, the threatened flashpoint where the world would be plunged into chaos. The divider between East and West. On this day...

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The Searchers – In Session For Swedish Radio – 1964 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A session from The Searchers, one of the more popular of the British Invasion acts from the first wave in 1964. With a string of hits, The Searchers were frequently in the top 10 of most singles charts. They were the second group, after The Beatles, to secure a hit...

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Pop Goes The Beatles 1963 – Past Daily Soundbooth

While we’re on the subject of The British Invasion this week . . . I have rarely run Beatles material on Past Daily. No good reason – other than, the subject is covered so thoroughly by so many other sites, that I don’t think I can add anything that hasn’t...

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January 1, 1956 – Looking Ahead At A New Year – Is America Changing? Has It Changed? – Past Daily Reference Room.

1956 seems so deep in the distant past that to many, any discussion of it would be purely in the abstract. But 1956 was a pivotal year on many levels, and what went on during that year had repercussions for decades to come. 1956 was an election year; Eisenhower was...

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The Kinks – In Session – August, 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Kinks in 1965, were one of the truly influential and pivotal bands in what became known as The British Invasion which began in earnest in 1964. They were a cut above many of the bands hitting the charts at the time. The songwriting of Ray Davies was poles apart...

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January 4, 1945 – A Counter Blow On The Western Front – Patton Launches Major Offensive Around Bastogne – The 79th Congress Convenes.-

January 4, 1945 – News Of The World – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 4, 1945 – News for this day was optimistic. General Eisenhower launched a major offensive on the Western Front. General Patton’s 3rd Army launched a many-headed armored attack on German positions around...

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Charles Munch And Alexander Tcherepnin With The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – Charles Munch, Conductor – Alexander Tcherepnin, Piano – June 9, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic rehearsal from the weekly series The Boston Symphony in Rehearsal from NBC Radio. Originally broadcast June 9, 1951, this broadcast features the contemporary Russian-American composer Alexander...

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A Word Or Two From Gerry Marsden (1942-2021) – Past Daily Pop Chronicles -Tribute Edition

Gerry Marsden – interviewed by Brian Matthew – BBC Pop Profiles – 1964 – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Just because 2020 ended with a sigh of relief, doesn’t mean the pang of loss stops or gets any easier. Case in point: Gerry Marsden, who left...