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Baseball Strike of 1994

August 11, 1994 – Heading For A Strike-Out

August 11, 1994 – The CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 11, 1994 – not an earth-shattering day, unless you were a Baseball fan. If you were, you were about to see a season come to an end and a strike over salaries drag on...

Style Council

Style Council – In Session 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Style Council – in session at The BBC – May 5, 1983 – BBC Radio 1 – The Style Council tonight. Their first session for the BBC (not John Peel, it appears). Fresh from the Mod trenches with The Jam, Paul Weller took a decided turn for the overtly...

David Bowie

David Bowie In Concert – 1990 -The Sound + Vision Tour – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Inimitable David Bowie tonight. From his groundbreaking 1990 Sound + Vision tour, a performance at the Milton Keynes Bowl on August 5, 1990. Bill as a “greatest hits tour” with the object of retiring many of his longtime concert staples in favor of newer material, it was a massive...

Simple Minds - 1979

Simple Minds – Live At Paris Theatre 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Concert Edition

  Simple Minds – in concert at The Paris Theatre, London – 1979 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert Series – Simple Minds, before they became synonymous with John Hughes films and before they became a household name in the U.S. Together since 1977, after a short-stint as a Punk...

Jimmy Carter - August 8, 1980

August 8, 1980 – “Anybody But Carter”

August 8, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 8, 1980 – An election year, and still the Democratic Convention to go. On this day, there were grumblings about throwing the Convention open – about the Dump Carter Movement – about the...

Gene Krupa

Gene Krupa And His Orchestra On The Air – 1944 – Past Daily Downbeat

Gene Krupa and His Orchestra – Spotlight Bands – November 11, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary Gene Krupa and his Orchestra this week. From a broadcast sponsored by Coca-Cola and rebroadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service – Spotlight Bands from November 11, 1944. It occurred...

Roxy Music - 1974

Roxy Music – Live In Paris – 1974 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

    Roxy Music this weekend. Live in Paris, recorded on November 27, 1974 and broadcast over French Radio sometime after. One of those bands which helped define the 70s, and created an indelible impression on the future of Rock music, Roxy Music, fronted by the inimitable Bryan Ferry, whose...

Tom Jones

Tom Jones, The Bee Gees, The Shadows, Samantha Jones – Top Of The Pops – 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Tom Jones, headlining this week’s Top Of The Pops via BBC Radio. Originally broadcast on August 25, 1967. Also appearing were The Bee Gees, The Shadows, The Breakaways and newcomer Samantha Jones. For those of you not familiar with the radio version of Top Of The Pops, it was pretty...

The Fixx - one of the early MTV bands

The Fixx – In Concert 1982 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Fixx – in concert at The Paris Theatre, London – 1982 – BBC In Concert series – BBC Radio 1 – The Fixx – one of the prime examples of a band who were catapulted to stardom via exposure on MTV. Initially a rock band known simply as The...

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown Talks About California In 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

California in 1975. A considerably different state then. But then, as now, it was governed by Edmund G. Brown jr.; Jerry Brown. Son of Pat Brown who presided over California in the 1960s, who was succeeded by Ronald Reagan and then succeeded by Jerry Brown. Jerry Brown during his first...