Youth

The City in 1970 0

July 30, 1970 – AKA: White Flight – Empty Cities, Jammed Suburbs – The Festival That Never Was.

July 30, 1970 – Huntley-Brinkley Report – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 30, 1970 – A sobering day, glancing back at 1970. The latest census report came out and it confirmed what many had suspected; that most cities were now vacant and decaying hulks, while the suburbs which surrounded...

Alhambra Hi - 1966 0

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1966 – And You Can’t Wait . . . . – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Top-40 Radio – Los Angeles – November 1966 – KHJ – KFWB – KCRW-FM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No question – 1966 was a pivotal year. But then, so was 1965 – so was 1964 and don’t forget 1963. The 60s had more than their fair share of...

Teenagers at Gas Pumps in San Bernardino 1

You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Bernardino – It’s 1955 – Your World’s Going To Change, But Not Right Now

KRNO San Bernardino – Morning Show – April 4, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Don’t know about you, but looking at these photos of teenagers from 1955, my immediate thought is “this is what 16 year olds looked like back then?” In a word; yes. Maybe it was...

You live in L.A. - It's May 1970 0

You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s May 1970 – In Four Weeks You’ll Be Free . . . Sort Of.

KHJ – Humble Harve – Wednesday, May 27, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s May and you have less than a month before you’re free. According to your teachers and your guidance counsellors you are going to graduate. After June you won’t have to get out of bed...

Youth in protest 0

Youth Culture In Protest – 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Kup’s Show- Youth In Protest – April 6, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With events surrounding the mass killings last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida fresh in peoples minds, and with the growing protests, gaining momentum and sweeping throughout the country, many people have been...

You love Elvis. 1

You Live In Brooklyn – It’s February 11, 1956 – You’re A Teenager – You Love Elvis – Not Everybody Does.

WCBS – New York – The Bill Randall Show – February 11, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Picture this: Rock n’ Roll is still on the fringes – it hasn’t taken the country by storm; not yet. However, you’ve been hearing about this guy named Elvis Presley. You...

Frank Sinatra 2

Frank Sinatra: Your Hit Parade – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Your Hit Parade – October 7, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Frank Sinatra in the 1940s when he was a regular feature on The Lucky Strike Hit Parade. The Hit Parade was a weekly program dedicated to the most popular songs of a given week, presented by a...

Protesting the Vietnam War in 1970 1

You’re A Teenager – It’s 1970 – You Live In San Francisco – You’re Going To Turn 18 – If You’re A Guy, You’re Worried.

KYA – San Francisco – Bwana Johnny – June 20, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you were turning 18 anytime between 1965 and 1973, you were preoccupied with the Draft. In case you missed it – The Draft was involuntary induction into the Military, and once you...

David Cassidy 0

David Cassidy In Concert – 1973 – (1950-2017) – Past Daily Soundbooth: Tribute Edition

David Cassidy – in concert from De Doelen, Rotterdam – March 23, 1973 – Radio Nederland – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A tribute to David Cassidy tonight. Hearing the news earlier this evening that David Cassidy had died, owing to complications from organ failure, it’s one more element of...