Youth

Being the new kid in school 0

It’s December 1, 1978 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Just Moved – It’s Your First Day In A New School – You Are Radioactive

KROQ – Fraser Smith Show – December 1, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Face it; just about everybody you know, including you, has either been the “new kid in school” or knows someone who was at least once the “new kid”. It is historically the single most excruciating...

Big Maybelle 0

Big Maybelle, The Moonglows, Sam “The Man” Taylor – Alan Freed’s Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Big Maybelle, The Moonglows, Sam “The Man” Taylor – Alan Freed – Camel Rock n’Roll Dance Party – September 4, 1956 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment of this iconic and historic document of early Rock n’ Roll. This one features one of the rare...

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...