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Refugees fleeing Liberian overthrow

August 5, 1990 – Invasion And Overthrows

August 5, 1990 – ABC Information Network News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 5, 1990 – unsettling news this day. The ongoing attempted overthrow in Liberia of the government of President Samuel Doe and the outbreak of Civil War, prompted President Bush to order the evacuation of all...

Lou Reed

Lou Reed – Live At Hammersmith Odeon – 1994 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Lou Reed – In Concert at The Hammersmith Odeon, 1994. Recorded by BBC Radio 1 for In Concert, and rebroadcast via BBC 6 Music. Although The Velvet Underground weren’t considered a commercial success at the time in 1967, they were a band whose reputation grew over the years to finally...

Senate Watergate Hearings

This Day In Watergate – August 2, 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

August 2, 1973 – CBS Radio – Senate Watergate Hearings, recap of the day – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Senate Watergate Hearings dragged on throughout the entire Summer of 1973, the testimony was illuminating, frustrating and and mystifying, as witness after witness was sworn in to give...

Pauline Murray of Penetration

Penetration – In Session 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Penetration – In session for John Peel – July 5, 1978 – BBC Radio 1 – Penetration – one of the early, first-wave of Punk Bands from the formative days of 1976. Fronted by Pauline Murray, Penetration were one of the first hundred bands to play the now-legendary Roxy Club...

Air Traffic Contollers

August 1, 1981 – Elephants In The Room

August 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 1, 1981 – a day of looming disruption and discontent. With conclusion of an all-nighter on Capitol Hill, House and Senate conferees finally agreed on a Tax Bill. Over 17 hours of negotiations, the House/Senate...

Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski And The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Play Music Of Suppé – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Leopold Stokowski and The L.A. Philharmonic – Franz von Suppé – Die Schöne Galathée Overture – August 11, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A short, but historic one this weekend. A familiar face around the Hollywood Bowl in the 1940s, the legendary Leopold Stokowski leads the Hollywood Bowl...

Boyd Raeburn

Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra – Live At Club Morocco, Hollywood – 1945 – Past Daily Downbeat

Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra, live at Club Morocco on Vine Street, between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards in Hollywood from around October of 1945. Boyd Raeburn was one of those band leaders, like Stan Kenton, Claude Thornhill and Dizzy Gillespie, who were far ahead of their time, forward-thinking and innovative....

The Clash - Joe Strummer

The Clash – Live At Rettel Festival, France – 1980 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Clash – in concert at Rettel Festival in France – recorded on June 14, 1980. As something of a direct contrast in genres, between my post last night by Hanoi Rocks in 1984 and today’s post of The Clash, in concert at the Rettel Festival in 1980 – you...

Teenagers - 1969

Marmalade Skies – Drugs In L.A. – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Lucy In The Sky – Assignment: 69 – KNX-AM – 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1969, if you were growing up, a teenager, a young adult or anyone moderately aware of the world going on around you, you no doubt had familiarity with, personal knowledge of, bought...

Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson – Address To The 1960 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Adlai Stevenson – 1960 Democratic Convention Address – July 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Adlai Stevenson, saying goodbye but not farewell at the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles. Having already been a candidate for President in the 1952 and 1956 elections, Stevenson was not interested in running...