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Hairspray 7

It’s October 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – Wolfman Jack Is Your Way Of Life . . .Or Not.

XERB – Mexico/Hollywood – Wolfman Jack – October 17, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As much as you hated to admit it, just about everybody you knew listened to Wolfman Jack at least once a week. You know, because almost every day you would hear someone doing their...

L.A. In 1979 0

It’s November 4, 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Dyed Your Hair White And Your Social Life Is Kinetic – And You Believe What Rodney Tells You

KROQ – Rodney On The Roq – November 4,1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even though you’ve been hearing about it, knew there was “something” going on – this was the year you found it. This was the year you marched down to the Barber and asked for a...

Sports Night - Palm Springs 1965 0

It’s 1965 – You Live In Los Angeles, But In A Few Days It Will Be Boss Angeles.

KHJ – Roger Christian – April 29, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For years, if you lived in L.A. the two mainstays of Rock Radio for you were KFWB and KRLA. Sure, there were others, but KRLA and KFWB were the go-to stations; you listened for the exclusives,...

Life in Philadelphia - 1961 1

It’s 1961 – You Live In Philadelphia – You Aren’t A Teenager . . . Yet – Parts Don’t Fit Right –

WIBG – Philadelphia – Jerry Stephens – January 6, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Admit it – if you had to do it all over again and were asked which period you would like to skip, you would invariably say “just before puberty hit”. Nothing compares to the...

The High School dance 0

It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Choices: Disco, Rock Or Punk?

KTNQ-AM – Jack Armstrong – January 26, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When you think about it, 1979 was a turning-point year in music. Sure, you still had Disco and it was still a dominating force in mainstream Pop and R&B. And Rock was still Rock; big enough...

The Doors at Danbury High - 1967 0

The Doors – Live At Danbury High School – 1967 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

The Doors – Live At Danbury High School, Danbury Connecticut -October 11, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unfortunately, the sound is a little creaky – but then, what would you expect; high school sound systems were better able to handle student assemblies, Talent Shows or the Christmas Sing...

Chicago - Democratic Convention 1968 0

Chicago 1968 – A Day In the Park – August 27, 1968 – Democratic National Convention – Weekend Reference Room

KPFK/Pacifica – Chicago 1968 – A Day In The Park – The 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention Protests – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Chicago – August 27, 1968 – In an already tumultuous year; one that started with what many considered to be the turning point in the Vietnam War by...

Berkeley - People's Park protest 1969 0

Bloody Thursday – The Saga Of People’s Park, Berkeley – 1969 – Past Daily Weekend

KPFA/Pacifica – People’s Park – May 20, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Decade of the 60s began drawing to a close, contrasts became more pronounced – celebrations became more intense, protests became more violent – it was as if the pendulum of human emotion and experience...

Plannin' for the weekend in 1978 2

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1978 – It’s The Weekend – You Have Plans . . . Or Maybe Not

KROQ – Frazier Smith – September 16, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Weekend. That stretch from Friday night to Saturday night where everything looks possible, at least on paper or in your daydreams. Being smack in the middle of your Senior year in High School, you can’t...