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The Doors

The Doors – Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival -1970 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Anyone who is even a passing fan of The Doors probably has, or at least has heard, some version of this concert. This particular incarnation, as legend has it, comes from a mixdown of the original multi-track masters of the complete Festival. The sound quality is mostly astonishing and it...

FDR - 1936

November 2, 1936 – Eve Of An Election 1936 – A Last Word Or Two From FDR Before The Polls Close.

November 2nd in 1936 was the last day before the Presidential election that year. As a “final word”, President Roosevelt, along with Postmaster General James Farley and New York Senator Robert Wagner, addressed the nation via that relatively recent mass-media device; radio. The end of a hard fought campaign, FDR...

Al Gore - Campaign 2000

November 2, 2000 – Bush-Gore: Down To The Wire

November 2, 2000 – it was coming down to the wire; the Bush-Gore election campaigns of 2000. Last minute sweeps throughout the country, hoarse pleas for votes – it was going to be a tight race and both camps were confident of victory, come Tuesday. But there was still a...

The Moody Blues In Concert

The Moody Blues In Concert – 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Most people have relegated The Moody Blues to a sort of caricature status in recent years – the epitome of the airey-faerie Hippy-love and tie-dye stereotype of the 60’s. Their music has been limited to the almost exclusive playing of Knights In White Satin or Tuesday Afternoon, their two biggest...

Sophie Hunger – Live At Paleo Festival 2013, Nyon – Nights At The Roundtable: Rock Without Borders/Festival Edition

I just ran across this one from the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland which was recorded on July 13, 2013. Sophie Hunger is from Zurich and she was a surprise  hit at the 2008 Montreux Festival. Her sound is a mixture of a lot of different influences. And so is her...

Henry Kissinger

October 26, 1972 – Henry Kissinger: “We Believe. . .That Peace Is At Hand”

Part 1: Part 2: October 26, 1972. A surprise announcement that an end to the War in Vietnam was a real possibility. Amid rumors and reports of diplomatic movements, National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger finally held a news conference and announced that yes, peace was indeed at hand. The wave...

Steely Dan

Steely Dan – Live at The Record Plant – KMET – 1974 – Past Daily Soundbooth

During these strange and COVID times, and no stimulus: Become a Patron! A dose of Americana this weekend and nod to the homefolks with this early 70s in-studio radio concert from the legendary Steely Dan, as broadcast over equally legendary (and sadly gone) L.A. FM rock station KMET,  on March...

Viktoria Postnikova And Gennady Rozhdestvensky With The BBC Symphony At The 1979 Prague Spring Festival – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1 Part 2 Over to Prague from 1979 this week for a concert by the BBC Symphony, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky and featuring Viktoria Postnikova, piano. The concert was recorded during the legendary Prague Spring Festival and features works by Prokofiev, Janacek, Britten and Elgar. Here’s what’s on the...

October 20, 1944 – ‘I Shall Return’ – Allies Invade The Philippines.

On this day in 1944, a promise made by General MacArthur as he was leaving the besieged islands of The Philippines that he would return, became fact. On October 20, 1944 an allied invasion force reported to be an entire army stormed ashore, effectively cutting the island in two. Reports...

Portishead – Live At Glastonbury 2013 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

One of my favorite bands of the last 20 years, Portishead in concert are always an eagerly anticipated event. And they certainly didn’t disappoint this year at Glasto. Beth Gibbons‘ mesmerizing vocals, mistakenly considered doom-laden by some, but once you realize that one of her influences was Edith Piaf, take...