Vintage Recordings

The Waitresses 0

The Waitresses – Live At The Bottom Line – 1982 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Although they were together for a comparatively short period of time (1978-1984), and really had only one hit, The Waitresses were one of those early 80s bands which had a lot more going for them than they were credited for. Their one hit, which actually didn’t do anything the first...

Pentagon Pressure over Vietnam 0

April 8, 1975 – The Bleed-Out – Pressure From The Pentagon Over Vietnam

As the situation in Vietnam went from bad to worse to hopeless – the Pentagon was pressuring The White House to pressure Capitol Hill  to provide $ 1/2 Billion in immediate Military aid to the South Vietnamese government. Even the Pentagon was less-than-optimistic that this sum would do any good;...

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April 7, 1996 – The Taking Of Ted the Hermit – Capturing The Unabomber.

It just so happened, April 7th in 1996 was a Sunday. It was also Easter Sunday. It was also the first day of Daylight Savings Time. But that didn’t stop the world ending the week on a very haywire note. From news that notorious Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski was now...

Dubrovnik Tragedy 0

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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April 2, 1980 – Carter; Sweep – Anderson; Nil – Primary Season In Full Swing.

Since April 2, 1980 was right in the middle of Presidential Primary season, most of the news for this day had to do with the recently completed Wisconsin and Kansas Primaries and the telling results. Carter won handily, putting Ted Kennedy in a distant 2nd place. California Governor Jerry Brown...

Vietnam - The panic was on. 0

April 1, 1975 – ‘The Military Has Lost Control Of The City’ – The Situation In South Vietnam

In what was previously described as a strategic withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from key provinces, became a rout as South Vietnamese soldiers abandoned weapons and equipment and fled in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops, heading to Saigon. As word spread, panic set in as the Saigon government attempted...

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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...

Gorbachev 0

March 31, 1990 – The View From Vilnius – Gorbachev And The Break-Away Republics.

News for this last day of March in 1990 had much to do with the rapidly-becoming-former Soviet Union. March 1990 was Lithuania’s turn – a move was underway to break with the Soviet Union and become an independent nation no longer under the influence of Moscow. Despite repeated warnings from...

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March 30, 1948 – Foreign Aid – Fragile Elections – Italy Goes To The Polls.

A busy and “interesting” news day, this March 30th in 1948. Starting with news on the upcoming elections in Italy, which were awash in violence and fears of a Communist sweep. Riots claimed 6 persons in the last two days and it was enough to call together the parties and...

Supersister 0

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...