Teen Idols

1959

If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In L.A., January 9, 1959 Sounded Exactly Like This – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

As long as we’re in dire need of some distractions (or at least alternatives), here’s a trip back to Los Angeles on January 9, 1959, via KFWB and disc jockey Elliot Field. Not quite Top-40, KFWB’s slogan was “full color radio”. But what it was, was a wild stew of...

The Searchers

The Searchers – In Session For Swedish Radio – 1964 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A session from The Searchers, one of the more popular of the British Invasion acts from the first wave in 1964. With a string of hits, The Searchers were frequently in the top 10 of most singles charts. They were the second group, after The Beatles, to secure a hit...

Beatles - Pop Goes The Beatles - BBC

Pop Goes The Beatles 1963 – Past Daily Soundbooth

While we’re on the subject of The British Invasion this week . . . I have rarely run Beatles material on Past Daily. No good reason – other than, the subject is covered so thoroughly by so many other sites, that I don’t think I can add anything that hasn’t...

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Gerry & The Pacemakers – Live At The 1964 NME Poll Winners Concert – Nights At The Roundtable

If you like what we do and you want to help keep it going . . . .Become a Patron! I originally posted this in 2015 – much has changed since then, and Gerry is no more. I have to keep reminding myself the British Invasion (as it was known)...

The Electric Prunes - 1967

The Electric Prunes – Live In Stockholm 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

This concert has been around in various forms over the years. It’s not particularly rare if you’re a collector of Psychedelia from the 60s. But what makes it rare is that it’s an excellent sounding example of what bands were up to at the time, something which didn’t happen too...

Top Of The Pops 1965 – Unit 4+2 – The Animals – Cliff Bennett – Dave Berry – Susan Maughan – Past Daily Soundbooth

Prior to the emergence of The Beatles, British Pop Music didn’t get nearly the attention it got after The Beatles arrived. Programs like Top Of The Pops, which began just as the British Invasion was getting started, fulfilled the nearly insatiable curiosity kids in the States had for what other...

Beatlemania - 1965

If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In L.A. , October 16, 1965 Sounded Like This.

If you’ve ever wanted to hear a slice of an average day of Top-40 radio in Los Angeles during those halcyon days of Rock, all things British Invasion and Motown, this may be your chance. It comes with a caveat though – this tape, like so many during those days,...

The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers On The Air – 1958 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Not askin’ for much:Become a Patron! A brief detour to live TV of the 1950’s tonight with The Everly Brothers and their guest appearance on The Big Record, the short-lived TV Variety show hosted by Patti Page and featuring the hit makers of the day. The Everly Brothers were known...

Top Of The Pops – Cat Stevens, The Tremeloes, The Fortunes, Paul Jones, Dave Dee etc. – 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Billed as “featuring live London performances of today’s top sounds”, the BBC launched Top Of The Pops in its radio version in 1964. No connection with the TV version of the show (oddly), the radio version featured bands, hit makers of the day, playing live versions of their hits and...

It’s 1957 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Francisco – Nothing Ever Happens In Your Town – But Top 40 Is Going To Change All That – Things Are Looking Up.

KOBY-AM, San Francisco – Jim Wayne Show – August, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When a phenomenon goes from being a wishful fad to a hardcore lifestyle, little things begin to happen. And if you’re at that coming-of-age place – that phenomenon becomes part of your DNA; not...