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Masuko Ushioda - L.A. Phil - in concert 1968

Masuko Ushioda, Violin With Hiroyuki Iwaki And The Los Angeles Philharmonic In Concert At The Hollywood Bowl -1968 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Masuko Ushioda, Violin solo – Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hiroyuki Iwaki – Hollywood Bowl – August 6, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Perhaps a token amount: Become a Patron! Something special, rare and historic this week (as it seems to be a lot lately) – the celebrated Japanese violinist...

Fall of France - June 17, 1940

June 17, 1940 – Marshall Pétain: “The French Army Has Stopped Fighting”.

Pennies, nickels, dimes – it all adds up: Become a Patron! June 17, 1940 – The day the war came to an end for France. In an emotional address to the world, Marshall Pétain announced that France had ceased fighting and that a negotiate surrender was anticipated over the coming...

Marion - live in Manchester - 1994

Marion – Live At Manchester Roundhouse – 1994 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Marion – Live at the Manchester Roundhouse – October 7, 1994 – Jim Moody Collection – Marion in concert from Manchester to keep things rolling. Recorded at the Manchester Roundhouse on October 7, 1994. Almost, but not quite like last night’s The High concert, Marion came on the scene with...

London - Summer 1945

June 16, 1945 – Europe After V-E Day – Life Returns To London – Eyes On The Pacific.

Become a Patron! June 16, 1945 – The view from Europe – how the ravages of war were slowly fading from cities and towns and how the slow readjustment to peacetime was starting to take place, after over five years of bombings and invasions which left a continent in mostly...

Dan Quayle -The Potato kerfuffle

June16, 1992- A POW/MIA Bombshell From The Kremlin – A Red-Carpet Welcome For Yeltsin – The Potato Gaffe From Quayle

Becoming a Patron is really easy and it helps a lot: Become a Patron! June 16, 1992 – A day of bafflement and raised eyebrows. Starting with the bombshell revelation from Russian President Boris Yeltsin that there was a very strong possibility that American POW’s from the Vietnam War were...

Santiago - June 1983

June 15, 1983 – Unrest In Santiago – Reagan On Education – Charles And Diana Land In Canada

Pennies, nickels, dimes – it all adds up: Become a Patron! June 15, 1983 – Santiago Chile woke up this morning choking, soaked to the skin and with burned eyes. It was the latest in a series of clashes between protestors and the government of Augusto Pinochet, who seized power...

Duke Ellington - 1950

Duke Ellington – Cavalcade Of Bands – Dumont TV -1950 – Past Daily Downbeat

Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – Cavalcade Of Bands – Dumont TV – July 18, 1950 – Jim Stephenson Collection – Duke Ellington in what is most probably a drop-dead rarity – if not in performance then certainly in sound. About a week ago, my friend and colleague Jim...

Freddie Mercury of Queen - Photo - Zuma Press

Queen – Live In Boston – 1976 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Queen – Live at The Boston Music Hall – January 30, 1976 – BBC In Concert series – Queen this weekend. In a concert recorded at the start of the American leg of their world tour, promoting A Night At The Opera, at The Boston Music Hall and recorded on...

Little Jimmy Dickens - Photo: Les Leverett Collection

June 1955 – Grand Ole Opry With Little Jimmy Dickens, “Chester” Atkins, Minnie Pearl And Many More – Past Daily Americana

Grand Ole Opry – NBC Radio Monitor – June 25, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you don’t mine – we can use it: Become a Patron! An ode to Americana this weekend. One of the benchmarks of Country-Western music was the weekly radio program Grand Ole Opry....