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Solidarity Labor Congress in Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – Solidarity Meets In Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News from Gdansk today, as the Solidarity labor Movement held its first Congress in Gdansk, while the Soviet Union was staging military maneuvers nearby. It was a bold and defiant move on the parts of the...

Pierre-Michel LeConte

Pierre-Michel LeConte Plays Music Of Bizet – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

For Audio Files: If you’re a record collector, particularly of early lps, the name Pierre-Michel LeConte is most likely familiar to you. During that period of transition in the late 1940s to the early 1950s, from 78s to what was the revolutionary Long Playing album, LeConte was the mainstay with...

Johnny Marr

A Chat With Johnny Marr (of The Smiths) – 1987 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Johnny Marr discusses The Smiths – from a raw Radio interview recorded on June 20, 1987. One of the things that I’ve always found interesting and enjoyable are interviews where the subject talks about the nuts and bolts – the process – how and why things get done and the...

XTC

XTC – Live At The Rainbow 1979 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Perennial favorites XTC this weekend – recorded at the legendary Rainbow in London on September 17, 1979. Although many claimed XTC failed to maintain popularity in both the UK and US, they managed to put out some memorable material during their tenure. And because of that, their popularity has grown...

Hollywood Ten - Film and TV Censorship

Blacklists, Censorship And The State Of Writing For Films And TV – Sy Gomberg – 1975 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Although he wasn’t directly part of the Red Scare during the McCarthy era, writer Sy Gomberg was a well-respected, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Professor who was only too aware of that particularly dark period of our culture. As careers were destroyed and livelihoods were reduced to poverty, the infamous reign of...

Roller Skating in Berlin - September 1940

September 2, 1940 – The View From Berlin

September 2, 1940 – Sigrid Schultz Reports from Berlin – Mutual Broadcasting – September 2, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 2, 1940, as reported from Berlin. The first full year of war, and a heavily censored newscast by Chicago Tribune and Mutual Broadcasting correspondent Sigrid Schultz. As...

Jim Noir

Jim Noir – In Session BBC 6 Music – 2011 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Jim Noir – In Session at BBC 6 Music -September 1, 2011 – BBC 6 Music – Jim Noir may not be a household name, but his music is so catchy, hook-laden and evocative that much of the music from his 4 albums have been featured on TV shows, Movies,...

September 1, 1941 - German prisoners in Russia

September 1, 1941 – The War Swings Into Its Third Year

September 1, 1941 – NBC Red Network – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 1, 1941 –Labor Day in America on this day, but hardly a holiday in the rest of the world, which marked this September 1st as the second anniversary of the beginning...

Repion

Repion – In Session At RNE3, Madrid – 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders

Something new and unfamiliar tonight, and I thought I would share it with you in the spirit of discovery. Repion is a three-piece Alternative/Power Trio/Indie band from Santander, a small town on the north coast of Spain, near Bibao. The band consists of sisters Teresa and Marina Iñesta. Teresa is...

The Compact disc - August 31, 1982

August 31, 1982 – Boots, MIGs And Strange Little Discs

  August 31, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 31, 1982 – A day filled with the usual strife and the familiar struggle. But also a day which would have far reaching consequences in how we listened to music. Israeli fighter jets...