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April 6, 1996 – Tragedy At Dubrovnik – Death Of Ron Brown – The Freemen Standoff

A somber weekend – the bodies of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 32 associates were flown back to Washington from Dubrovnik Croatia where Brown’s plane crashed, killing all on board. President Clinton was particularly saddened by the deaths, calling Ron Brown his great and good friend. Brown and the others...

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The Zombies In Session – 1964 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Zombies – In session at The BBC – 1964-1965 A perennial favorite tonight – The Zombies were one of the truly great bands that were part of the first British Invasion of the early 1960’s. Having gone through all the stylistic changes during that decade, finally breaking up with...

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March 30, 1981 – The Day All Hell Broke Loose -The Attempted Assassination Of President Reagan

March 30, 1981 – Starting off normal, unremarkable in so many ways – but by mid-morning East Coast time, pandemonium had broken out. President Reagan, on his way out of the Washington Hilton, where he had just finished delivering an address to a group of trade unionists at the AFofL/CIO...

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Supersister – In Session 1971 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Sadly, Supersister was not a very well known band outside of Europe in the 1970s. Aside from a hardcore group of Progressive Rock fans in the U.S., they were virtually unknown on this side of the Atlantic. There could have been a number of reasons for the lack of Stateside...

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Howard Hanson And The Eastman-Rochester Symphony Play Music Of Porter, Rogers And Copland – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Another dose of Americana tonight, by way of the venerable Eastman-Rochester Symphony, conducted by none other than Howard Hanson. A recreation of a portion of the first concert given spotlighting new American composers which the Eastman-Rochester Symphony took part in on May 19, 1925. Howard Hanson was an American composer,...

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March 22, 1964 – Trench Life During The War On Poverty – Sargent Shriver

This day in 1964 (a Sunday), Meet The Press had Sargent Shriver on as guest. As former head of The Peace Corps, he was tagged by President Johnson to head up the newly declared War On Poverty. The War On Poverty, as LBJ unofficially termed it, was first introduced in...

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New London String Ensemble Play Music Of Peter Warlock – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Peter Warlock: Serenade for Strings – New London String Ensemble – BBC Session – February 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Peter Warlock is seldom played these days, but probably more so than it was during his lifetime. Only two of his works were recorded...

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You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1966 – And You Can’t Wait . . . . – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

No question – 1966 was a pivotal year. But then, so was 1965 – so was 1964 and don’t forget 1963. The 60s had more than their fair share of memorable years with a lot going on in each of them. In 1966 things were starting to change. Music was...

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The National Philharmonic Of Russia Featuring Nikolai Lugansky In Music Of Beethoven And Brahms – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Over to Moscow this week for a concert by The National Philharmonic of Russia, conducted by Vladimir Spivakov and featuring Nikolai Lugansky, Piano. Two works on the program: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto Number 4 and Brahms’ Symphony Number 4. The concert was recorded on October 6th of this year by Orpheus...