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A Word Or Two From Dr. Martin Luther King – Youth And Social Action 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room:Birthday Edition

Today marks the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. And so to commemorate his birthday, and to honor his memory and his work, here is one of a series of lectures Dr. King gave for the CBC in Canada in 1967. This one is Lecture #3: Youth And Social Action....

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A Word Or Two From Gerry Marsden (1942-2021) – Past Daily Pop Chronicles -Tribute Edition

Gerry Marsden – interviewed by Brian Matthew – BBC Pop Profiles – 1964 – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Just because 2020 ended with a sigh of relief, doesn’t mean the pang of loss stops or gets any easier. Case in point: Gerry Marsden, who left...

John Lennon - vigil

December 8, 1980 – Dream Is Over – The Death Of John Lennon

Stunned incomprehensible silence. That was a reaction many people had when they first heard the news that John Lennon was dead, gunned down as he stepped out of a car, on his way home from a recording session. And as the news reports came in – and as word repeated...

Jerry Jeff Walker (1942-2020)

Jerry Jeff Walker – In Concert From San Francisco – 1991 – (Jerry Jeff Walker: 1942-2020) Backstage Pass Tribute Edition

Jerry Jeff Walker – in concert at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco – June 28, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing the seemingly daily dose of loss, reports (and confirmations) that Music legend Jerry Jeff Walker died earlier today at 78 from Throat Cancer, leaving a...

Waiting for the new Pope

October 13, 1958 – Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare

News for this October 13th in 1958 had much to do with the goings-on at The Vatican. The death of Pope Pius XII and the mourning, as well as the first televised coverage of the burial, was big news. On 5 October 1958, at his summer residence Castel Gandolfo, the...

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – In Concert From Sweden – 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Pass – Tribute Edition – RIP: Peter Green – 1946-2020

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac – Live at Cue Club, Gotesburg Sweden – November 2, 1969 – Sveriges Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With tributes pouring in as news of the passing of Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green spread, it’s giving time to pause and reflect just how much...

JFK Jr. Burial At Sea

July 22, 1999 – JFK Jr. Burial At Sea – Haggling Over A Tax Cut – A Shuttle Launch Delay

We could use a few more patrons right now: Become a Patron! July 22, 1999 – The last chapter in the grievous saga which had unfolded during the week. The burial at sea of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolynn Bessette-Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette off Martha’s Vineyard....