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1964 GOP Convention – The Morning After – Convention Snapshot

The GOP Convention of 1964 – On July 17th, it was the morning after. The sobering assessment of what had gone on days earlier was starting to sink in. The Party of Lincoln just became the Party of Goldwater and it was suddenly the end of an era. The Moderates...

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Herbert Hoover Accepts The 1932 Republican Presidential Nomination – Convention Snapshot

Herbert Hoover, in 1932 was in the unenviable position of running for re-election as President on the GOP ticket. During his first term, in fact, some 8 months into it, the great 1929 crash of Wall Street and the ensuing panic that resulted turned what was an economic disaster into...

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Mott The Hoople – Live At Paris Theatre 1971 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Mott The Hoople tonight. From a concert recorded at the BBC’s Paris Theatre in London in 1971. In case you didn’t know, Mott The Hoople had been around since 1968 and had recorded a string of high-energy hard-rock albums which firmly established them as one of the bands spearheading the...

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Leon Russell And The Shelter People – Live In Stockholm 1971 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Leon Russell and the Shelter People during their whirlwind European tour of 1971. This stopover was in Stockholm and recorded by the venerable Sveriges Radio on November 26th of that year. Even before his milestone solo career and the Mad Dogs & Englishmen phase, Leon Russell was a very much...

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Convention Snapshot – 1948 Progressive Party

In American history there has always been the presence of a third party (in many cases a fourth, fifth or even sixth party). But in 1948, the presence of a third party in the form of The Progressive Party and the prospect of Henry A. Wallace, a popular former vice-President...

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Department S – In Session 1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Department S – In session for John Peel – November 19, 1980 – BBC Radio 1 – Another short-lived band of the Dawn of New Wave era. Department S were named after a popular 60s TV show. They had evolved from an earlier Punk/Ska band, Guns for Hire and emerged...

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Au Pairs – Live At Rotterdam New Pop – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Au Pairs in concert tonight. Together a short period of time, but highly influential during that period. Formed in 1978 and disbanding in 1983, Au Pairs was led by singer Lesley Woods, who was described as “One of the most striking Women in British Rock”. The band were at the...

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July 11, 1951 – Truce Talks?

July 11, 1951 – CBS Radio: Edward R. Murrow News with Don Hollenbeck – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another mixed-signals day, this July 11, 1951. With truce talks going on in Korea, fighting was still going on – with a reported additional 164 American troops killed in action during...

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The Jam – Live At CBGBs – 1977 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ending up the work week with a concert by The Jam, from the legendary CBGBs in New York, and recorded on October 15, 1977. Proclaimed by many to be Britain’s Greatest Band, The Jam came on the scene and sparked the Mod revival at a time when Punk was at...

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The Vapors In Concert 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Vapors in concert from Guildford and recorded by BBC Radio 1 on February 11, 1981. Sadly, The Vapors, like many bands from the beginnings of Rock n’ Roll, were often relegated to “one-hit wonder” status – it certainly wasn’t their fault. As is evidenced by this concert, The Vapors...