Vintage Recordings

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

September 13, 1951 – Advances In Korea – A Future For Germany – A New Job For Marshall

Become a Patron! News for this September 13th in 1950, came from the legendary newscaster Edward R. Murrow and his daily news program Edward R. Murrow And The News. And the news was cautious. In Korea, it was reported that General Walker claimed the days of retreat for UN forces...

End of Summer - 1969

It’s August 1969, You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A., You Still Love KRLA, Summer Is Almost Over, So Are The 60s

KRLA – Bob Dayton – August 14, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! It’s August 14, 1969 – in a few weeks school will be starting. Summer will be over – well . . . until the Santa Ana winds start blowing in October, and then it’s...

A Nightmare Named Katrina – August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Coverage – Part 1 Hurricane Katrina Coverage – Part 2 August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made land and New Orleans has never been the same. Initially, reports put the eye of the Hurricane away from New Orleans as was previously thought and that maybe New Orleans had dodged...

Mohammad Mosaddegh - 1951

August 23, 1951 -The War In Korea – Mosaddegh And The Oil In Iran

While Truce talks were stalling Korea, sabers were rattling in Iran, this August 23rd in 1951. With accusations flying back and forth between North Korea and the UN forces, it wasn’t looking optimistic that the guns would fall silent any time soon. Meanwhile, a contingent of 10 British warships were...

Central High - St.Louis - 1953

Being A Teenager In 1953 B.E. (Before Elvis) – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Looking at the photo above, the kids sitting around a table with two holding a poster for an upcoming Dance, you could swear up and down they had to be somewhere in their 20s. These weren’t kids, you think – these are adults and the photo is some approximation of...

August 5, 1962 – Marilyn Monroe: Fame Is Fickle

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Marilyn Monroe: Fame Is Fickle – NBC Radio Tribute – August 6, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to imagine it was fifty-seven years ago today the world lost Marilyn Monroe. Within hours of finding her body, dead from an...

August 1, 1978 – Rumors Of Sharansky – Lifting The Turkey Embargo – Middle-East Pessimism

Become a Patron! News for August 1, 1978 had much to do with rumors surrounding a pending major East-West Prisoner exchange. At the center of the rumors was Soviet dissident Anatoly Sharanksy and hints he would be swapped for 2 Soviet Spies being held in the U.S. Speculation was fueled...

Ruth Posselt in rehearsal with the Boston Symphony

Ruth Posselt With Charles Munch And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Bloch And Haydn – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Ruth Posselt with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – March 24, 1951 Become a Patron! Continuing our series of Boston Symphony Rehearsals. This week it’s the BSO under Music Director Charles Munch and the legendary American violinist Ruth Posselt in a rehearsal of Ernst Bloch‘s Baal Shem...

Monte Carlo gets their first crap table.

July 24, 1949 – Pondering NATO – Embracing Les Craps – Mistaken Identities

– Certainly not a dull week in history, this July in 1949. Starting off with fears and accusations coming from Britain over post-War Germany and a repudiation of claims from Sir Winston Churchill that he demanded total destruction and complete surrender of Germany at the end of World War 2....