Vintage Recordings

March 28, 2000 – Mixed Signals

March 28, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 28,2000 – a day full of mixed signals, not the least from Mars. On this day 16 years, OPEC was meeting in Vienna, debating a production increase of oil production. If they...

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley – In Concert At Glastonbury 1995 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Jeff Buckley – Live At Glastonbury 1995 – BBC Radio 1 – Jeff Buckley in concert this week. One of those brilliant lights that streaked across the horizon, but was extinguished all too soon. Buckley had the gift – he had the voice and he had the presence. The voice,...

Pink Floyd - Syd Barrett

Pink Floyd In Session 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Pink Floyd – in session for John Peel – Top Gear – Dec. 20, 1967 – BBC Radio 1 – Become a Patron! Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett, in the last of two rare sessions for John Peel, recorded on December 20, 1967. There are a lot of people (myself...

March 23, 1985

March 23, 1985 – Enflamed Political Passion Of The Apartheid Kind

March 23, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 1985 – a day where violence and passions ran high in South Africa over the killings of 18 Black Anti-Apartheid protestors. The trouble started after a news conference by President Reagan who commented, in...

Shop Assistants

Shop Assistants – In Session – 1986 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Shop Assistants – John Peel Session – December 8, 1986 – BBC Radio 1 – Shop Assistants tonight. A band sometimes described as “one hit wonders”, they actually had more than one hit. But it was after they signed to the Chrysalis Records imprint Blue Guitar that their fortunes went...

March 22, 1942

March 22, 1942 – The Long Road Back

March 22, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1942 – The world still at war, the stakes getting higher – the threat of a Japanese invasion of Australia getting more likely – the lone British island in the Mediterranean, Malta, was being...

March 21, 1976 - Harold Wilson

March 21, 1976 – Life Without Wilson

  March 21, 1976 – The World This Week – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 21, 1976 – Ending a week of political uncertainty in Britain. Prime Minister Harold Wilson in a surprise announcement, offered his resignation on the 16th. After thirteen years at the helm...

March 21, 1948

March 21, 1948 – Italy Gets Ready To Vote

March 21, 1948 – Italian Elections – Clifton Utley Commentaries – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 21, 1948 – News from Europe on this day. The elections in Italy were heating up and all eyes were on Rome to see which way the political winds were going to blow....

Raymond Trouard

Raymond Trouard Plays Fauré – 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Raymond Trouard – Fauré – Theme And Variations – ORTF, Paris 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Raymond Trouard, a name which may not ring many bells unless you are a serious piano student, and more specifically, a student of French Piano music. Born in 1916, Trouard studied piano...

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins Trio – Live In Zurich 1959 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sonny Rollins Trio – live in session, Zurich – March 5, 1959 – RTS, Switzerland – Sonny Rollins Trio this week. During one of his many European tours in the 1050s, Rollins is joined by Henry Grimes on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums. It was recorded in Zurich as...