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If you like us - could you support us? 2

If You Like Past Daily And All The Amazing Stuff You Hear, Would You Be Willing To Support It? – Part 2

A message from Gordon Skene And Past Daily The download version. In lieu of our Past Daily fundraiser this year, I have decided to also give PayPal a try. If you’ve heard my little pitch (hit the player), then you know what we’re up to. A few days ago I...

1961 - Things are Nervous. 1

It’s 1961 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Know Something’s Happening, You Just Don’t Know What It Is.

KRLA – Jimmy O’Neil Program – October 9. 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s 1961. You’re sixteen. You’re the one on the left in the picture. You’re brooding. There’s something in the air – maybe it’s Cuba, maybe it’s Berlin – you know it’s the world and it...

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Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials Of The 60s: Part 2 – More Of Everything – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials Of the 60’s – Part 2 – More Of Everything – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as the 60s were all about Youth Culture, the spirit of Youth Culture; that permanent fixture of spur-of-the-moment vitality and a certain “who cares about...

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May 28, 1954 – The Army-McCarthy Hearings – Roy Cohn Testifies

May 28, 1954 – Army-McCarthy Hearings wrap-up – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the most watched and listened to series of Congressional hearings lumbered on, CBS Radio was regularly broadcasting recaps of the days proceedings. On this day it was the continuing testimony of Attorney Roy...

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Days Of Conspicuous Consumption – Radio Commercials In The 1960’s: Youthquake – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Radio Commercials – 1960-1969 – The Come Alive Generation – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Conspicuous consumption – In the 1950s it was just starting – teens and pre-teens were still in the minority and not considered a major source of consumer dollars in those days. It was still the...

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China After Mao – 1977 – Era Of The Two Whatever’s – Past Daily Reference Room

NPR: Options – What’s Happening In China Now? – December 23, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – China after Mao. When Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Communist Party of China, died on September 9, 1976, China was in a political and economic quagmire. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and...