Vintage Recordings

November 1965 5

It’s November 1965. You’re a Teenager – You’re in L.A. And The Real Don Steele Explains It All To You – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KHJ – The Real Don Steele Show + Bobby Mitchell – November 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Third week of November, 1965 – the year was almost over and things were changing faster than ever. The Beatles were household names and The Rolling Stones were freely copied by...

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Ian Dury And The Blockheads – In Concert 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ian Dury and The Blockheads in concert – recorded at The Hammersmith Odeon by the venerable BBC Radio 1 for their In Concert series in 1979. When he hit international prominence with the 1977 anthem, Sex & Drugs & Rock’n Roll, Dury had already been around for some time. Previously...

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Polish Pilots In The RAF – World War 2 – The 13th Raid – Past Daily Reference Room

The 13th Raid – The Polish RAF pilots during a Night Raid over Germany – 1941 – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In recent weeks, with the controversy surrounding Brexit and the simmering issue of Immigration in Britain, I read a news report of a Polish family...

21-year old Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 0

September 16, 1941 – Abdication In Tehran – Raids Over Germany

  September 16, 1941 – As the news broke from Tehran of an extraordinary meeting of Parliament, it was learned that Reza Shah had abdicated his power as ruler of Iran to his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The reasons cited were ill-health, but the Soviet-British takeover of Iranian oil fields...

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The Specials AKA – In Session 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Specials AKA – in session for John Peel, September 12, 1983 – BBC Radio 1. This was a reincarnated Specials, the best known lineup had broken up in 1981. but remaining founding member Jerry Dammers resurrected The Specials, adding AKA and recorded one last album. This was the fourth...

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September 14, 1975 – Busing And Sainthood

September 14, 1975 – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection September 14, 1975 – This week in history saw the start of the school year in Boston and the Busing issue was alive and well with protests and clashes greeting buses of predominately Black children arriving in...

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Rotary Connection – Texas International Pop Festival 1969 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Rotary Connection seem to have been lost in the shuffle to help define the 60s these last few decades. Touted as the first Psychedelic Soul band to come out of Chicago in 1966, they initially got their start as Muddy Waters backup band for his nod to Psychedelia, the album...

U.S. Marines in Beirut 0

September 13, 1983 – Sandbags For Beirut – Candles For Seoul

September 13, 1983 – A world in conflict. In Beirut, Marines were given authority to call for air support in case artillery attacks from Lebanese rebel groups. Earlier in the day, President Reagan extended the Marines authority to defend themselves by allowing them to call for airstrikes against any units...

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Shriekback In Session – 1985 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Shriekback – in session for John Peel – May 10, 1985 – BBC Radio 1 – Shriekback tonight. In session for John Peel and recorded on May 10, 1985. This was their third session for Peel and comes right around the time of the release of their 4th album, Oil...

KKK Rally at GOP Convention 1964 0

“With Friends Like These . . . ” – The KKK Support Of Barry Goldwater – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Rooom

  ABC Radio – Issues and Answers – guest: William Miller – Republican vice-Presidential candidate – Aug. 2, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The KKK, a extreme-radical group which pops up from time to time – one which has popped up recently in connection with the candidacy of Donald...