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You love Elvis.

You Live In Brooklyn – It’s February 11, 1956 – You’re A Teenager – You Love Elvis – Not Everybody Does.

WCBS – New York – The Bill Randall Show – February 11, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Picture this: Rock n’ Roll is still on the fringes – it hasn’t taken the country by storm; not yet. However, you’ve been hearing about this guy named Elvis Presley. You...

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...

Protesting the Vietnam War in 1970

You’re A Teenager – It’s 1970 – You Live In San Francisco – You’re Going To Turn 18 – If You’re A Guy, You’re Worried.

KYA – San Francisco – Bwana Johnny – June 20, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you were turning 18 anytime between 1965 and 1973, you were preoccupied with the Draft. In case you missed it – The Draft was involuntary induction into the Military, and once you...

David Cassidy

David Cassidy In Concert – 1973 – (1950-2017) – Past Daily Soundbooth: Tribute Edition

David Cassidy – in concert from De Doelen, Rotterdam – March 23, 1973 – Radio Nederland – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A tribute to David Cassidy tonight. Hearing the news earlier this evening that David Cassidy had died, owing to complications from organ failure, it’s one more element of...

Slave to Fashion 1967

It’s May 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Life Is Groovy – Life Is Happening – Life Is Weird

KHJ – The Real Don Steele – May 3, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A very busy Spring – this Spring of 1967. Life is happening. The Strip is Happening. The Hollywood Bowl just had KHJ Appreciation Night with The Seeds, Supremes and Buffalo Springfield. The Monkees are coming...

Too much fun at the Mosh-Pit

It’s 1981 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Determined To Find The Heart Of Saturday Night –

Freddie Snakeskin – KROQ – July 2, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The endless quest for Saturday night – the night above all nights, when all the planets align and everything is possible. You’re in your last semester of High School – it’s your town. You have fake...

Listening for the KHJ Exclusive

You’re A Teenager – You Live in L.A. – It’s 1967 – KHJ Is Going To Play The New Monkees Record Before Anybody Else – You Are Stoked

KHJ – The Real Don Steele – circa Feb. 22, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you were growing up in L.A. in the 1960s, one of the great rituals of listening to Top-40 radio was being the first kid on your block to hear the latest single...

Garage band '66

You’re In High School – You Live In L.A. – It’s December 1966 And You Know 7 and 7 Is By Heart.

KBLA – Harvey Miller – December 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s December 1966. You have a band; The Bow-Tiks. You’ve been practicing ever since you got your bass last Christmas. There’s six of you. You have three Rhythm Guitarists and nobody can quite sing. You’re all in...