Youth

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It’s September 21st, 1970 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Back In School – Your Leader Is BMR.

KMET – B. Mitchel Reed – September 21, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Here you are – it’s September again. Back to school. Summer was interesting; Demonstrations, teargas and music. Even when you took off and hitched up to Yosemite, they had a riot up...

Young Offenders and the Juvenile Court System 0

Teenage Crime – Overflowing Jails – Broken Justice System – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Subscribers get perks: Become a Patron! From the sounds of this radio documentary (and the articles about it written around that time), the juvenile justice system was historically broken, in need of overhaul and deadly. As is evidenced by this 1952 episode of the CBS Radio series The People Act,...

End of Summer - 1969 0

It’s August 1969, You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A., You Still Love KRLA, Summer Is Almost Over, So Are The 60s

KRLA – Bob Dayton – August 14, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! It’s August 14, 1969 – in a few weeks school will be starting. Summer will be over – well . . . until the Santa Ana winds start blowing in October, and then it’s...

Juvenile Delinquents - 1949 0

Kids And Crime – Juvenile Delinquency In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Juvenile Delinquency – ever since the end of World War 2 the reports of a spike in crime among pre-teens throughout America was being reported at an ever-escalating rate. The crimes ranged anywhere from petty theft to armed robbery, with more than the average number of murders...

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It’s 1969 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In The Bay Area – Lately, You Have Taken To Hugging Trees.

KFRC – Chuck Browning -November 11, 1969 – Rob Frankel Collection – Think about it – 50 years ago: If you were a teenager, chances were pretty good that you became a strict vegetarian, burned incense just about everywhere, reeked of patchouli, read Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha backwards and forwards –...

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Stan Kenton – Concert In Miniature – 1952 – Past Daily Downbeat

Stan Kenton and His Orchestra – NBC Radio – Concert In Miniature -August 12, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Stan Kenton: A name synonymous with the revolution in Modern Jazz by taking it from the dance hall to the concert hall and achieving mixed results in the process....

To Dance - Like No One Is Watching 0

It’s 1979 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – The Night Belongs To You . . . You Just Don’t Know It.

It’s 1979 – September. School has started. You’re already a month in but you’re exhausted. You fall asleep in class all the time. Your teachers are noticing. You’ve discovered Madame Wong’s and Gorki’s and The Atomic Cafe and you don’t have time to go to sleep at night; there’s too...

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Being A Teenager In 1953 B.E. (Before Elvis) – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Looking at the photo above, the kids sitting around a table with two holding a poster for an upcoming Dance, you could swear up and down they had to be somewhere in their 20s. These weren’t kids, you think – these are adults and the photo is some approximation of...

Not Finding The Humor 0

It’s 1979 – You Live In L.A. – The Decade Is Almost Over – You Are Not Amused.

KRTH-Los Angeles – October 1979 – London & Engelman Show – Rob Frankel Collection – Become a Patron! Uh-oh – you’re getting to that point where you’re starting to miss things. Some people call it nostalgia. You just wonder where it all went. The 70s were your decade – even...

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It’s September 1980 – You Live In L.A. – You’re In College – You Suddenly Realize It’s Not The 70’s Anymore

KHJ – September 3, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – You knew it was going to happen – you thought you forgot about it; time hasn’t stood still. It’s been marching on, constantly since you woke up on New Years Day, with a massive hangover and some vague recollection...