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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...

George Clinton 0

Parliament-Funkadelic – Live In Washington D.C. – 1978 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Parliament-Funkadelic – Live at Capitol Theatre, Washington D.C. – Feb. 18, 1978 A blast of Funk, provided by the inimitable, highly legendary and slightly outrageous Parliament-Funkadelic, led by the High-Priest of Blown Minds; George Clinton. The collective’s origins date back to the doo-wop group the Parliaments, formed by Clinton in...

Paris at night - 1939 0

November 24, 1939 – Two Months Into War – Slow To Face Threat – Paris Carries On.

A little less than two months into the shooting war in Europe, the news was filled reports of preparations and precautions going on throughout Europe. News from the front, with German reconnaissance planes penetrating French lines and being thrown back. Skirmishes in the air. From Paris came word of pending...

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Free – In Session 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people think of the band Free and immediately recall their early 70s anthem All Right Now. It has cast an indelible shade on the music which defined the close of the 60s and the dawn of Hard Rock for a lot of oldies radio stations. Unfortunately, it has also...

Led Zeppelin in concert 1971 0

Led Zeppelin – Live At Paris Theatre – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Soundbooth: John Peel Presents.

For no good reason whatsoever, it’s been almost 5 years since I last posted a Led Zeppelin concert. There are times you assume everyone has heard every note and every handclap of every album and every concert they ever did. And since Past Daily is, for the most part, committed...

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November 22, 1963 – The Day Things Changed – The JFK Assassination.

On November 22, 1963, Dallas Texas became the center of a strange universe. President Kennedy was assassinated on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart to deliver an address at a Civic and Business leaders luncheon. The rest, as they say, is history. It started off as a typical day...

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Tears For Fears – In Concert At Hammersmith Palais 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ending up the week with a 1983 concert from Tears For Fears. Recorded by the BBC right around the time of the release of their debut album, The Hurting. They were enormously popular right from the start. Their debut album went platinum – a pattern that would be duplicated, and...

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November 19, 1977 – Anwar Sadat In Israel –

Few realized it at the time, but the historic moment unfolding on this November 19th in 1977 was also a signal for the end of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. In a bold move, some thought foolhardy in retrospect, after years of negotiations concluding with the Camp David Accords, a peace...

NAFTA - Clinton 0

November 18, 1993 – The Morning After NAFTA – Curbing Blunt Language On Capitol Hill.

As the newscast so aptly put it – a month earlier, everyone on Capitol Hill assumed NAFTA was dead. But on this November 18th in 1993 the White House was celebrated over what many considered to be a landslide victory for President Clinton. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

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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...