Rock n’ Roll

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You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1966 – And You Can’t Wait . . . . – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

No question – 1966 was a pivotal year. But then, so was 1965 – so was 1964 and don’t forget 1963. The 60s had more than their fair share of memorable years with a lot going on in each of them. In 1966 things were starting to change. Music was...

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It’s June 16, 1967 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Listening To KBLA, And Your Heart Is About To Be Broken.

Hour 1: Hour 2: Hour 3: Rescuing and preserving this stuff doesn’t happen by itself. So . . .:Become a Patron! It’s June 16, 1967 – and if you were a teenager, lived in L.A. and were one of the many thousands who had your ears glued to the radio...

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Elastica – Live At Bristol Sound City Festival – 1995 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Staying with the 90s again this week and one of the less-celebrated bands of the Brit-Pop Invasion, Elastica. In mid-1992, ex-Suede band members Justine Frischmann and Justin Welch decided to form a group. By the autumn of that year, bassist Annie Holland and guitarist Donna Matthews were added. After initially...

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Roy Orbison In Concert – 1987 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Roy Orbison – live in Houston – January 1, 1987 – U.S. Tour – band soundboard – The legendary Roy Orbison in concert this weekend. Recorded during his monumental U.S. tour on January 1, 1987. Roy Orbison, who was a pivotal figure in the early days of rock experienced a...

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Argent – Live At Paris Theatre, London – 1972 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Early 70s favorites tonight, Argent. Assembled by former Zombies founding member Rod Argent (hence, the name) in 1969 at the demise of his former band, they were an instant hit, almost from the starting gate. With a number of hits during their somewhat short tenure, Argent was a very successful...

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Jackie Lomax – Live At The Savoy, San Francisco – 1976 – Past Daily Soundbooth

When I first met Jackie Lomax, he was touring the U.S. as lead singer with the short-lived band Badger. But Jackie Lomax had been around for a while, and it was during his stay at Apple where he grabbed the most attention. His big hit was Sour Milk Sea and...

The Iowa crash site - February 3, 1959

February 3, 1959 – “An Airplane Crash Near Clear Lake Iowa”- The Deaths Of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, The Big Bopper.

KSYD – Snuff Garrett Program – February 3, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 3, 1959 – A tragic day in Rock n’ Roll history, the first of what would be many over the years. But this one was especially poignant because it was something of a first...

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Docs That Rock: Music That Matters – Harvey Kubernik – Past Daily Sunday Book Review

Docs That Rock – Music That Matters by Harvey Kubernik – Otherworld Cottage Books – 2020 – Available at: Amazon.com Doing something new starting this week – an occasional series of Book Reviews. Since Past Daily is a history and Popular Culture site, and since we’re always hounding you to...

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It’s 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Monday Night, October 2, And BMR Means Better Music Radio on KFWB

Another installment of Teenage life in the 1960s and the L.A. Radio that was inseparable along with it. Tonight it’s BMR and KFWB and Monday night, October 2, 1967. The news was strange – San Francisco just had the Death of Hippy march in the Haight earlier – the new...