Vintage Recordings

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March 7, 1983 – Europe Goes To The Polls

March 7, 1983 – CBS World News Roundup + Newsbreak + 9:00 am News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 7, 1983 – They were going to the polls in Europe. And the results were unexpected. Germany’s Conservative Chancellor Helmut Kohl won voter approval of the way he ran...

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Michel Perrault – Sextet 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Michel Perrault – Sextet for Harp, Clarinet and String Quartet – The Montreal String Quartet – CBC Radio – 1956 Michel Perrault this weekend. The extraordinary (and still very much with us) Canadian Composer Michel Perrault and his Sextet for Harp, Clarinet and Strings – composed in 1955 and given...

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March 4, 1962 – You’re A Teenager, You Live In Providence Rhode Island – It’s 28 Degrees Outside – And You’re Listening To The Radio – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

March 4, 1962 – WPRO-AM, Providence Rhode Island 11:00 am – 12:00 noon – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 4, 1962 – If you were around this day, 54 years ago – and you lived in Providence Rhode Island, you’d be contemplating another day of snow. It would be...

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The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – 1960 – Weekend Reference Room

    The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – The Open Mind – July 11-26, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Difference between a Republican and a Democrat. 1960 was an election year, and once again the political parties were vying for votes, taking stands, making...

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March 1, 1980 – Drama In Bogota

March 1, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 1, 1980 – a lot of drama, going on this day in 1980. Starting with the hostage situation in Colombia, where leftist guerrillas were holding hostages at the Dominican Embassy in Bogota. Following the release...

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February 29, 1996 – “Forty Bucks A Head”.

February 29, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 29, 1996 – Campaign ’96 was ramping up, with GOP Presidential hopeful and mega-millionaire Steve Forbes sailing to victory in the Arizona primary, which gave him the biggest win of his Presidential run so far,...

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The Silent Clowns – Walter Kerr 1976 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

The Silent Clowns – interview with Walter Kerr – 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Silent Clowns – an era where film was just getting started – where narrative, plot and personalities were in their infancy and where Comedy was slapstick and sight gags reigned supreme. The Silent...

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The Wonder Stuff – Live At G-Mex, Manchester 1991 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Wonder Stuff – In concert at G-Mex, Manchester – 1991 – BBC 6 Music – The Wonder Stuff this weekend. A band who were a huge success almost from the get-go. Starting in 1986, the band which originally consisted of Miles Hunt, vocals and guitar, Malcolm Treece on vocals...