Violence

Mass shootings in America

A History Of Wringing Hands – Mass Shootings In America 1991-2016 – Past Daily Reference Room

Mass Killings – news reports – Sandy Hook, Columbine, Orlando, Oklahoma, San Bernardino – 1991-2016 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the news reports and bulletins continue to pour in over the latest mass shooting, the questions and the hand-wringing begin. The mantra of Gun legislation Now and the...

Woodstock - aerial view - August 1969

August 16, 1969 – A Big Rock Festival In The Little Helpless Town Of Behtel – Woodstock

August 16, 1969 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 16, 1969 – While violence raged in Northern Ireland, and casualties mounted daily, on the other side of the Atlantic – on perhaps another planet altogether, some 300,000 people descended on the small farming town of...

Heaven 17

Heaven 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Virgin Records Heaven 17 – still around – still gigging. But in 1981 they released this song and they made it clear that, like so many felt at the time, the state of the world was going...

Drug Bust - L.A. 1951

America’s Little Dope Problem – 1951 – Narcotics In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Narcotics – July 15, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Americas love affair with all things illegal, immoral or fattening. We all think drugs were a 60s thing and that any reference to narcotics was something vaguely heard about, mostly in reference to...