Social Commentary

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August 23, 1978 – Prospect Of A Postal Strike – FBI Bugs Chicago 7 Defense Attorneys

  August 23, 1978 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 23, 1978 – A Postal Strike was threatening, and disruption of mail service loomed. The National letter Carriers Union rejected the contract agreement presented earlier. Other unions were considering following suit. Carriers...

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Jerry Lewis Has A Word Or Two About Jerry Lewis – 2005 – (1926-2017) – Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Tribute Edition

Jerry Lewis – Interview with Terry Gross – NPR: Fresh Air – October 25, 2005 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jerry Lewis is gone. Most people have come to know him as the “guy on the Muscular Dystrophy Telethons”. Still others remember the long career...

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August 17, 1977 DAE (Day After Elvis) – Mourners Descend On Graceland

August 17, 1977 – CBS News – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 17, 1977 – It was the day after the death of Elvis Presley. A wave of nostalgia hit the country as fans by the thousands gathered outside his Graceland home in Memphis to...

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August 16, 1969 – A Big Rock Festival In The Little Helpless Town Of Behtel – Woodstock

Become a Patron! August 16, 1969 – While violence raged in Northern Ireland, and casualties mounted daily, on the other side of the Atlantic – on perhaps another planet altogether, some 300,000 people descended on the small farming town of Bethel New York, the site of the 1st Annual Woodstock...

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Heaven 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Virgin Records Heaven 17 – still around – still gigging. But in 1981 they released this song and they made it clear that, like so many felt at the time, the state of the world was going...

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The First Film Composer’s Night At The Hollywood Bowl – 1963 – Past Daily Gallimaufry

Hollywood Bowl – Film Composer’s Night – Hollywood Bowl Orchestra – Sept. 25, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Part 1 Hollywood Bowl – Film Composer’s Night – Hollywood Bowl Orchestra – Sept. 25, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Part 2 In what was the first of...

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It’s May 1959 – You Live In L.A. – You Found The Heart Of Saturday Night – It Swings And It’s On FM

KNOB-FM – 11:pm-2:00 am – May 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Lest you think the 1950s were all about Rock n’ Roll and Perry Como, you had only to flip to the FM side of your high-end Hi-Fi radio to find a whole other world was sitting out...

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“Not Necessarily Beautiful But . . . Stoned” – Drugs And Counterculture Americana – 1970 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The Drug Scene In America – Groovin’ – May 18, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – America’s long-standing love affair with all things distracting. Drugs, by the late 1960s were just as much part of American culture as Hot Dogs. Part of it was understandable – if you were...

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TV: Dream Or Nightmare? – 1976 – The State Of Television In 1970s America – Past Daily Reference Room

TV: Dream Or Nightmare – NPR – National Town Meeting – July 28, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – TV – we don’t think twice about it today. Between cable Television and on-line streaming, the choices of what to watch have become endless and often overwhelming. But just as...