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September 20, 2001 – Age Of Anxiety

September 20, 2001 – CBS World News Roundup – NPR Special Coverage: President Bush – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 20, 2001 – The Age of Anxiety. Fifteen years ago and not that many days since the fateful events had unfolded in New York. But in those few short...

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It’s November 1965. You’re a Teenager – You’re in L.A. And The Real Don Steele Explains It All To You – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KHJ – The Real Don Steele Show + Bobby Mitchell – November 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Third week of November, 1965 – the year was almost over and things were changing faster than ever. The Beatles were household names and The Rolling Stones were freely copied by...

Spiro Agnew 0

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

Ian Dury 0

Ian Dury And The Blockheads – In Concert 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ian Dury and The Blockheads in concert – recorded at The Hammersmith Odeon by the venerable BBC Radio 1 for their In Concert series in 1979. When he hit international prominence with the 1977 anthem, Sex & Drugs & Rock’n Roll, Dury had already been around for some time. Previously...

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Polish Pilots In The RAF – World War 2 – The 13th Raid – Past Daily Reference Room

The 13th Raid – The Polish RAF pilots during a Night Raid over Germany – 1941 – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In recent weeks, with the controversy surrounding Brexit and the simmering issue of Immigration in Britain, I read a news report of a Polish family...

21-year old Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 0

September 16, 1941 – Abdication In Tehran – Raids Over Germany

  September 16, 1941 – As the news broke from Tehran of an extraordinary meeting of Parliament, it was learned that Reza Shah had abdicated his power as ruler of Iran to his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The reasons cited were ill-health, but the Soviet-British takeover of Iranian oil fields...

Anti-War Protests 1960s 0

President Ford Proposes Amnesty – September 16, 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Ford – Amnesty Proposal for Vietnam era Deserters and resisters – September 16, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The War in Southeast Asia; the seemingly endless conflict that consumed Vietnam, as well as Cambodia and Laos and left them countries enveloped in widespread destruction for almost three...

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September 15, 1995 – Bosnia: Winding Down A War

September 15, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 15, 1995 – The War in Bosnia was hopefully drawing to an end. President Clinton announced a 72-hour suspension of air operations, while a U.S. brokered partial-peace agreement was put in place. United Nations Peacekeepers...

The Specials AKA 0

The Specials AKA – In Session 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Specials AKA – in session for John Peel, September 12, 1983 – BBC Radio 1. This was a reincarnated Specials, the best known lineup had broken up in 1981. but remaining founding member Jerry Dammers resurrected The Specials, adding AKA and recorded one last album. This was the fourth...