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Summer School - 1967 2

It’s Summer 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Everyone Is Knee-Deep In Flowers And Incense – Not You -You’re Up To Your Eyeballs In Algebra.

KFWB – B. Mitchel Reed – July 15, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer 1967 – Summer School 1967. While the rest of the world is heeding the winsome allure to “Wear Flowers In Your Hair” and being busy sampling the forbidden fruits of mind expansion and meditation,...

The Endurance Test called High School 0

It’s 1976 – You Live In L.A. – You’re A Teenager – You Are Weathering The Endurance Test Called High School –

KIIS – April 30, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1976. Aside from being the year of the bi-centennial, 1976 also marked your Junior year in high school. Like most of your friends, in fact just about everyone you know, High school is one long endurance test. It’s endless,...

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April 14, 1956 – Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers – LaVern Baker – Count Basie – Alan Freed – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Count Basie and his Orchestra -CBS Radio: Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – April 16, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 14, 1956 – Sixty-three years ago today, Alan Freed along with LaVerne Baker, Count Basie and Frankie Lymon and...

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It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Conformity Just Isn’t You.

KROQ – Mike Rophone – February 28, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Face it – conformity ain’t your strong suit. You’ve always had a problem with authority figures; everybody from the Boys V.P. to your gym teacher. They represent the control freaks in your life and are close...

The 70s are over 0

It’s 1981 – You Live In San Francisco – You’re A Teenager – The 70s Are Definitely Over. Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFRC – Rick Shaw Show – Fall 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The 70s are over and MTV is just getting started. Your radio is more lively than usual. Disco has drifted off into the Sunset and Springsteen is the must-listen-to artist now. You never really got into...

Ennui at 17 0

It’s 1983 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Every Right To Be Cynical – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KROQ – Freddie Snakeskin – July 31, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Not that 1983 had any special dibs on cynicism and anxiety – it was a pretty cynical decade on its own, you must admit. But if you’re going through it for the first time – it’s...

Welcome to 1978 4

It’s 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Perplexed – But BMR Knows The Score – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KMET – B. Mitchel Reed – January 2, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s January 2nd and it’s 1978 – New Year’s Happened and you had a blast. You went to every party you knew about and some you didn’t know about, but crashed anyway. You were on...