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The jam

The Jam – Live At CBGBs – 1977 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ending up the work week with a concert by The Jam, from the legendary CBGBs in New York, and recorded on October 15, 1977. Proclaimed by many to be Britain’s Greatest Band, The Jam came on the scene and sparked the Mod revival at a time when Punk was at...

The Vapors

The Vapors In Concert 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Vapors in concert from Guildford and recorded by BBC Radio 1 on February 11, 1981. Sadly, The Vapors, like many bands from the beginnings of Rock n’ Roll, were often relegated to “one-hit wonder” status – it certainly wasn’t their fault. As is evidenced by this concert, The Vapors...

The Housemartins

The Housemartins – In Session – 1987 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Peel Edition

The Housemartins – in session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – November 3, 1987 – Further evidence the 80s produced a wide playing field of bands and artists. The Housemartins described themselves as Christian-Marxists, but the Press said they were Jangle Pop who moved into Alternative as their...

Carter USM

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – Live At Kilburn 1991 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine tonight – recorded live at the Kilburn National in London in 1991 by the venerable BBC for their In Concert series. Further evidence music was all over the map, and getting further out there by the time the 90s arrived. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine...

Bicentennial America

July 4, 1976 – America Celebrates

Bicentennial coverage – CBS Radio – July 4, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine it was 40 years ago today that America celebrated its Bicentennial. July 4, 1976 was a nationwide, non-stop party – and no matter who you were or where you were, you were...

The Grassroots

The Grassroots – Live 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Grassroots – live – October 5, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Grassroots were a band with a vague history. Starting off as the brainchild of singer-songwriting of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, the duo came together in 1965 and immediately hit paydirt with a string of...

Otis Redding

Otis Redding – Live In Stockholm 1967 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Legends this weekend. The immortal Otis Redding, in concert from Stockholm and recorded by the venerable Sveriges Radio in 1967. It’s been said, and rightly so, that Otis Redding was one of the greatest singers in the history of American Popular Music, and was one of the seminal figures in...

Teenagers dancing 1967

It’s June 16, 1967 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Listening To KBLA, And Your Heart Is About To Be Broken

KBLA – The Diamond Mine – June 16, 1967 – Hour 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – KBLA – The Diamond Mine – June 16, 1967 – Hour 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – KBLA – The Diamond Mine – June 16, 1967 – Hour 3 – Gordon...

Michel Polnareff

Michel Polnareff – Live At Lausanne 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth/Rock Without Borders

Michel Polnareff – a name which may not ring many bells on this side of the Atlantic, but a name which has become something of an institution in Europe, particularly France. Before the days of streaming and universal instant access, non-English speaking/singing artists like Michel Polnareff, popular though they were...

ABC

ABC – In Concert From Paris 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

ABC In concert from Paris – February 14, 1983. ABC were at the forefront of New Wave – largely a reaction to the determined messiness of Punk, New Wave was the polar opposite. Clean, well turned-out, synthesizer-based, somewhat over-produced and perfect for the burgeoning market made possible by MTV in...