Vintage Recordings

Common Market - 1962

Before It Was The EU It Was The Common Market – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Common Market – Interviews and reports – BBC World Service – 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Before we had the European Union, we had The Common Market. Formed in 1957 and initially consisting of six European countries; France, West Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, The Netherlands and Belgium. The purpose...

President Reagan

President Reagan Talks About The Economy – April 28, 1981

President Reagan – Address to joint Session of Congress – April 28, 1981 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Reagan, in his first appearance since the assassination attempt on March 30, stood before a joint session of Congress, basking in what was the highest popularity...

President Reagan

April 28, 1981 – A President Returns To Capitol Hill

  April 28, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 28th in 1981 had much to do with the return of President Reagan to the Oval Office and preparations for his address, later on that evening to a joint session of...

Procol Harum

Procol Harum – Peel Concert 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Procol Harum in Concert – John Peel presents – June 21, 1970 – BBC Radio 1 – Procol Harum, in concert for John Peel and recorded on June 21, 1970. Around this time, the band released their fourth album, Home a few days earlier and were undergoing some personnel changes...

The Perks Are Going Fast – But You Don’t Have To Be Left Out

The Perks Are Going Fast – But You Don’t Have To Be Left Out

  What a difference a few perks make! With 10 days left and a whole raft of Premiums to choose from (sorry – the Works -all the box sets and book for $150 went within a few hours!), there’s a lot of tempting stuff left, and it’s available when you chip...

Nixon Funeral

Funeral For A President – April 27, 1994

Funeral for President Nixon – April 27, 1994 – NPR Special Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – After suffering a severe stroke on April 18, former President Nixon died on April 22nd. The 35th President of the U.S. whose legacy ranged from ending the long-standing refusal to recognize Red...

South African elections 1994

April 27, 1994 – A Mountaintop Day

April 27, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 27, 1994 – the day all of South Africa went to the polls in the first truly democratic election in the country’s history. Nelson Mandela was expected to win handily, as South Africa’s Black majority...

The Moody Blues 1967

The Moody Blues – In Session 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Moody Blues – In Session – April-November 1967 Top Of The Pops – BBC Radio 1 – Since we started the week with The Zombies in session, perhaps it’s a good idea to keep it going by adding The Moody Blues in Session at the BBC in 1967. Certainly...

Adding Premiums To Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser!

Adding Premiums To Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser!

We got Perks! As I promised you a couple days ago, I would have an announcement to make for our last 10 days of the Spring Fundraiser – and it arrived. From our amazing friends at Rockbeat, a boatload of rare boxsets (and one out-of-print novel from me) to go...

April 26, 1986

April 26, 1986 – The Trouble With Libya

April 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 26, 1986 – 30 years ago today, everyone was pointing fingers at Libya. With a connection to a recent discotheque bombing in Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen and injured many others, along with allegations...