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Adolph Baller And Gabor Rejto In Recital – Music Of Beethoven, Martinu, Brahms And Debussy – 1976 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Adolph Baller, piano – Gabor Rejto, cello- In Recital – San Francisco Chamber Society – October 25, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Historic Chamber recitals this week. Cellist Gabor Rejto and pianist Adolph Baller in a program of music by Beethoven, Martinu and Debussy, recorded during the San...

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July 22, 1999 – JFK Jr. Burial At Sea – Haggling Over A Tax Cut – A Shuttle Launch Delay

We could use a few more patrons right now: Become a Patron! July 22, 1999 – The last chapter in the grievous saga which had unfolded during the week. The burial at sea of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolynn Bessette-Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette off Martha’s Vineyard....

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July 17, 1940 – Alben Barkley Delivers A Message From FDR – 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

July 17, 1940 – Your typical sweltering July in Chicago, site of the 1940 Democratic Convention. Up until this day, a pretty cut-and-dried affair. By the convention Farley and Vice President John Nance Garner were declared candidates, and Paul McNutt was a possibility. Roosevelt still did not want to declare...

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July 21, 1978 – The White House Has A Little Dope Problem – No Strike, For Now – The Bouncing Economy.

July 21, 1978 – Good news and odd news for this day. The good news was a tentative agreement had been struck between Union reps for the Postal Service and management, thus avoiding a strike, at least for now. More good news – the economy was looking up, at least...

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Sleeper In Concert – Leeds – 1996 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Sleeper – In concert from Leeds – Recorded April 6, 1996 – relayed by RTS-Couleur 3 – Switzerland – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sleeper in concert to start the week. Recorded in Leeds on April 6, 1996 and broadcast by RTS-Couleur 3, Switzerland. A rundown for those who aren’t...

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1954 – President Eisenhower Addresses The Al Smith Memorial Dinner On Human Rights And Medical Care – Past Daily: Presidents Being Presidential

President Eisenhower Address at Al Smith Dinner – October 21, 1954 – Waldorf-Astoria Hotel – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment of Past Daily’s occasional series “Presidents Being Presidential”. Here is an address by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, made during the occasion of the 10th annual Memorial Dinner for...

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July 20, 1978 – Another Looming Postal Strike – Labor Troubles Nationwide – A Sea Of Picket Signs.

July 20, 1978 – Another Postal Strike was looming in the horizon. In a period of double-digit inflation, the Carter administration sought to hold wage increases to 5.5 percent per year while the postal unions were seeking a 14 percent increase in the first year of an agreement. With contract...

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Ernest Gold String Quartet – Premier – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Ernest Gold – String Quartet – unidentified String Quartet – Unidentified live performance – Presumed Premier 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This one is going to require some sleuthing I’m afraid. Every so often, a pile of transcription discs turn up in my archive with no labels and...

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Frank Zappa Does An Interview And Takes Questions – 1984 – Past Daily Talking Music

Frank Zappa – In conversation with Charles Amirkhanian recorded on May 20, 1984, San Francisco Exploratorium – KPFA – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing our new series with a rare interview/conversation/Q&A session featuring Frank Zappa, conducted by Charles Amirkhanian from Pacifica station KPFA in Berkeley and recorded during the...