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December 2, 1989 – The Seasick Summit – Bush And Gorbachev At Malta –

A little helps a lot: Become a Patron! I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, and it probably looked very impressive on paper – but for all the ultimate success of the Bush-Gorbachev Summit off the island of Malta, this December 2nd in 1989, the weather...

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Trouble At The Knowledge Factory – Berkeley Free Speech Movement – December 2, 1964

Become a Patron! Although it started two months earlier, this day in 1964 marked a turning point in the Protest movement in the U.S. In 1964 students at UC Berkeley began a series of protests over the banning of political activities on Campus and insisted the University acknowledged the students’...

Spars 2

Sparks – In Session At The Record Plant – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

From their beginnings in the late 1960s as Halfnelson, to a name change, direction change and a long career embracing and anticipating a veritable plethora of styles, the brothers Ron and Russell Mael as Sparks, have come to embody all that is quirky, arcane, acerbic and unpredictable about Pop Music....

The Electric Prunes - 1967 0

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...

Santo Domingo Protests 0

November 30, 1961 – World Quietly Haywire – A Santo Domingo State Of Mind

News of the world, for this last day of November in 1961, had just about everything to do with the Cold War. The situation in Santo Domingo and the unrest, many felt was fueled by Fidel Castro and the Cuban government, was calming down with hopes that a violent overthrow...

James Brown in concert - 1966 6

James Brown – Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1966 – Past Daily Holiday Backstage Pass

I ran a portion of this concert (the last half only) a few years ago. But I realized, the only way you could really appreciate this concert, and in fact the true magnitude of the talent of James Brown, was to listen to the entire concert; at almost three hours....

Booth Tarkington 0

Dale Carnegie Talks About Booth Tarkington – 1945 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry

Dale Carnegie – Discusses Booth Tarkington – February 14, 1945 – Mutual – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Booth Tarkington – a name that most likely rings no bells of recognition, outside of those studying 19th century/early 20th century American authors, discussed in a radio program narrated by the man...

Them - On The Saturday Club 0

Them – On Saturday Club -1964 – Past Daily Holiday Soundbooth

The inimitable Van Morrison tonight, by way of his British Invasion tenure with Them, in session for the BBC program Saturday Club, recorded on April 3, 1964. In retrospect, Them during the Van Morrison period lasted a little less than two years. But in that short period of time released...

Joni Mitchell - Club 47, 1968 0

Joni Mitchell – Live At Club 47 – 1968 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A club date from Joni Mitchell tonight – recorded at Club 47 in Cambridge Mass. from January 1968. Folk singer Tom Rush had met Mitchell in Toronto and was impressed with her songwriting ability. He took “Urge for Going” to the popular folk artist Judy Collins, but she was not...

HUAC Hearings 0

November 25, 1947 – HUAC: Cold War And Witch Hunts – America Under Investigation.

As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as planned, with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov balking at overtures from the West over the Austrian and...