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Getting Sick In America – Healthcare In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Second Sunday – August 11, 1968 Become a Patron! Since the subject of Healthcare has been front-and-center in the media and most conversation the past few decades, it’s sobering to know it’s not a new argument. In fact, the subject of affordable healthcare has been argued since...

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July 19, 1965 – “Not Since Korea” – Vietnam Takes A Turn – Funeral For Adlai Stevenson

Or click on the Link: News for July 19, 1965 Become a Patron! In what was described by commanders in the field as the worst fighting since The Korean War, the war in Vietnam took a new and deadly turn, this day in July, 1965. Despite attempts by The Pentagon...

Henri Nosco conducts music of John Parsons Beach

The Music Of John Parsons Beach – Henri Nosco And The NBC Studio Orchestra – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

John Parsons Beach: Orleans Alley – NBC Studio Orchestra – Henri Nosco, cond. – Jan. 20, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Music of John Parsons Beach this weekend. No idea who he is? Well, according to Nicholas Slonimsky’s Seventh Edition of Baker’s Biographica Dictionary Of Musicians, John Parsons...

Serge Koussevitzky

Serge Koussevitzky And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Vaughan-Williams – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Serge Koussevitzky and The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – March 14, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Ralph Vaughan-Williams, as conducted by Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony, from a rehearsal broadcast of March 14, 1949. In addition to being a widely admired and celebrated conductor,...

Our latest Podcast Is Up And Running! – Week Of July 23rd – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare

Or click on the link right here: Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare – for the week of July 23, 2018 As most of you know by now, we’ve begun a podcast version of Past Daily – it’s Past Daily Lite, or the Cliffnotes version of what you get here every...

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Ida Haendel With Zubin Mehta And The New York Philharmonic In Concert – 1985 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

  Ida Haendel, Violin – New York Philharmonic cond. by Zubin Mehta – In Concert – April 25, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 1, 2020 – Editors note: With the sad news today of the passing of Ida Haendel, I am re-running this concert which was originally...

Rafael Kubelik - Chicago Symphony - 1983

Rafael Kubelik And The Chicago Symphony – Live 1983 – Smetana: Ma Vlast (Complete) – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Rafael Kubelik with The Chicago Symphony – Smetana: Ma Vlast (Complete) – Broadcast of October 27, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic concert this week. Former Music Director of the Chicago Symphony in the early 1950s, now guest conducting the orchestra in the first of 5 concerts...

Leon Orthel

Leon Orthel Plays Orthel With The Hague Residentie Orkest – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Orthel – Sinfonia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra – Leon Orthel, Piano – Hague Residentie Orkest – Willem van Otterloo, cond. Radio Nederland Broadcast – 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Leon Orthel this week. Continuing with some of the lesser well-known Composers from The Netherlands....

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra: Your Hit Parade – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Your Hit Parade – October 7, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Frank Sinatra in the 1940s when he was a regular feature on The Lucky Strike Hit Parade. The Hit Parade was a weekly program dedicated to the most popular songs of a given week, presented by a...

Glen Campbell - Hollywood Bowl Country Night 1967

Glen Campbell Live At The Hollywood Bowl – 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Tribute Edition

Glen Campbell – Capitol Country Night at The Bowl – Hollywood Bowl – Sept. 7, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the sad, but sadly anticipated news that music legend Glen Campbell left us today, the rush to post obituaries, post remembrances and pay tributes has been slightly...