Society

Coup In Pakistan 1999

October 12, 1999 – A Coup Comes To Pakistan

  October 12, 1999 – CBS News Update + CBS Hourly Newscasts – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 12, 1999, news for this day was fast-moving. A coup was taking place in Islamabad Pakistan, unfolding as fast as the news could report it. Largely a bloodless coup, centered around...

The Levellers

The Levellers – In Session 1991 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Levellers – In Session – BBC – November 1991 – BBC Radio 1 – Early 90s Folk-Punk/English Folk/Alternative band The Levellers tonight. Recorded in session at the BBC (and not for John Peel) in November of 1991. The Levellers got their name from a 17th Century Radical group during...

Earl Browder - Communist Party of America

October 10, 1940 – The Communist Party Of America

  October 10, 1940 – Campaign talk by Earl Browder – American Communist Party Candidate for President – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Yes, America had an active Communist Party in the 1940 election – there was a Presidential candidate as well as numerous State and local candidates running for...

Anita Hill - Clarence Thomas Hearings 1991

October 10, 1991 – Hill Goes To The Hill – The Ever-present Stain Of Harrassment

October 10, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 10, 1991 – and the atmosphere around Capitol Hill was going to get very thick with outrage. Days after revelations that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas was accused of Sexual harassment by a former colleague,...

Jan Garbarek

Jan Garbarek Group – Live In Bremen, 1979 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jan Garbarek Group – live In Bremen – July 3, 1979 – NDR-Radio Jan Garbarek this weekend. Any fan of ECM records, the prestigious Jazz label founded by Manfred Eicher, will know Jan Garbarek’s music simply because he has recorded so much for the label and with practically every act...

Teenagers in L.A. - 1979

You’re No Longer A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s April 1979 – This Is The Modern World And KROQ Explains It All To You – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KROQ-FM – April 2, 1979 – Mike Raphone w/Fee Waybill of The Tubes and Brent Kalen – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Between 1969 and 1979 life in L.A. changed. A lot. The Earth moved, radio changed, music changed, Teenagers; not so much. If you were a teenager in 1969,...

Chicago 1968

The Whole World Is Watching: The Status Of News Gathering In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 1 The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 2 As election years go, 2016 may go down as one of the most horrific in our history. However, the same...

Candidate Reagan -- Campaign '80

October 7, 1980 – Three Weeks Left Til Election Day – Campaign ’80

October 7, 1980 – NPR – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With some 3 weeks to go before Campaign ’80 drew to a close, the Presidential candidates were out stumping for votes on this day, in what many were saying was one of the most contentious...

Sharleen Spiteri of Texas

Texas – Live In Glasgow – 1994 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Texas – live at The Tramway in Glasgow– 1994. Texas tonight. The Scottish Alternative/Britpop/Rock band have together some 26 years. Last year they celebrated number 25 with a new album, Texas 25 and tour. Further evidence the band is still going strong, even after a hiatus of a few years...

German Prisoners

October 6, 1941 – Swapping Prisoners, Nothing Quiet About The Eastern Front

October 5, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 5, 1941 – news for this day was reasonably calm in Western Europe. German wounded prisoners were being loaded on a British Hospital ship, getting ready to sail on to Dieppe...