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Fairfax Hi - 1979

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s February 1979 – The Future Is Bright. KROQ Says So –

KROQ – Larry Woodside – 8:00 am – 9:00 am – February 28, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1979 – okay, it’s almost over; the 70s that is. Strange decade. Started off barefoot and going to Grateful Dead concerts – by 1979, you cut your hair, you...

Fresno High 1968

You’re A Teenager – You Live In Fresno, California – It’s 1968 – It’s February – It Will All Get Weird Soon Enough

KYNO – Fresno – Lee Duncan 8:00 am – 9:00 am – February 12, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine, at least to those of us “of a certain age”, that it will be 50 years since 1968 first visited us. The year started off with...

Counter-culture Americana

“Not Necessarily Beautiful But . . . Stoned” – Drugs And Counterculture Americana – 1970 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The Drug Scene In America – Groovin’ – May 18, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – America’s long-standing love affair with all things distracting. Drugs, by the late 1960s were just as much part of American culture as Hot Dogs. Part of it was understandable – if you were...

Teenagers in 1959

Teenagers: Hoodlums, Malcontents, And The Disappointed – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Teenagers and Delinquency – The Open Mind – May 21, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Teenagers in the era of Cold War, space and potential annihillation. A period of time to which there was an entire library of books, studies and treatises dedicated. That generation which came just...

Big Jay McNeely

Big Jay McNeely – Live At Birdland 1957 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Birthday Edition (Big Jay McNeely – April 29, 1927)

Big Jay McNeely – live at Birdland, Seattle Washington – 1957 – Big J Records 1989 – In case you missed it, or it slipped your mind, or you were distracted by the birthday of another celebrated Jazz giant, Duke Ellington (born on April 29, 1899), yesterday was also the...