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Angelic Upstarts

Angelic Upstarts In Session 1978 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Angelic Upstarts – In session for John Peel – October 30, 1978 – BBC Radio 1 – Angelic Upstarts – the politically charged side of Punk. Considered by many to be one of the most thought-provoking bands of the era, Angelic Upstarts were anti-fascist and espoused a socialist working class...

The situation in Iraq - August 1990

August 16, 1990 – The Matter Of Iraq: Overtures And Strategies

August 16, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 16, 1990 was about the brewing confrontation over the Iraq invasion of Kuwait. Complications, overtures and Military options were all on the table, happening seemingly simultaneously. The issue at the moment was...

Andrew Young

August 15, 1979 – The Trouble With Andrew

August 15, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 15, 1979 – a lot going on this day. Weather-related disasters during the Admirals Cup Yacht Race in England. 13 dead and four missing and the worst tragedy in yachting history. Gale force winds and...

Witness

Witness – Live at Glastonbury 1999 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Witness, in concert at Glastonbury 1999 – Recorded by BBC Radio 1. Witness were a short-lived band, only together from 1997-2004 before calling it quits. During that comparative short period of time they released two albums via their label Island Records. Early on they were compared to The Verve, a...

Benny Carter

Nat Hentoff Chats With Benny Carter And Maria Muldaur – 1975 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Benny Carter – Maria Muldaur – in conversation with Nat Hentoff – August 26, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Maria Muldaur, who had scored a huge hit in the early 1970s with Midnight At The Oasis, had been well established in the New York Folk Scene since the...

The Chameleons

The Chameleons In Session – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Chameleons – In Session for John Peel – June 17, 1981 – BBC Radio 1 – Post-Punk/New Wave tonight from The Chameleons (or Chameleons UK), a relatively short-lived but seminal band of the early 80s, in two incarnations, with some six albums and six singles under their belts as...

1980 Democratic Convention

August 12, 1980 – The Search For Party Unity – Ted Kennedy Addresses The Convention

August 12, 1980 – Amid harrowing moments, threatened floor-fights and calls for an open convention, Ted Kennedy finally released his delegates to support Jimmy Carter and the slow road of party unity began. But in one last move, a move which upstaged Carter’s triumphant moment, Senator Ted Kennedy delivered a...

All About Eve

All About Eve – In concert 1991 – Past Daily Soundbooth

All About Eve, from 1991 tonight. In Concert at the Town & Country in London and recorded for posterity by the venerable BBC for their In Concert series on Radio 1 and issued as part of the BBC Transcription Service worldwide. Getting their name from the legendary 1950 film classic...

Farrell Dobbs

Farrell Dobbs – 3rd Party Candidate 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Farrell Dobbs – Socialist Workers Party – Campaign Address – August 6, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Farrell Dobbs, candidate for President on the Socialist Workers Party ticket in 1948, took advantage of the Equal Time clause in the 1927 Radio Act and the 1934 Communications Act to...

Baseball Strike of 1994

August 11, 1994 – Heading For A Strike-Out

August 11, 1994 – The CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 11, 1994 – not an earth-shattering day, unless you were a Baseball fan. If you were, you were about to see a season come to an end and a strike over salaries drag on...