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Shura Cherkassky at 14

An Interview With Shura Cherkassky And Yehudi Menuhin – 1964 – Past Daily Talking Music

Shura Cherkassky And Yehudi Menuhin – in conversation with Marin Amis – Talking About Music – BBC Transcription Service – 1964 Two historic interviews this week. Both part of the same program; Talking About Music with Martin Amis and broadcast over the BBC in 1964. Starting with Ukranian-American pianist Shura...

Genesis - earlly 1970s

Genesis – Live In Concert – 1972 – Past Daily Backstage Pass.

A classic concert this weekend. Genesis, during what many consider to be the halcyon days of the band, when the inimitable Peter Gabriel was lead singer. Recorded on November 3, 1972 at, presumably the BBC’s Paris Theater in London. Following rehearsals in a dance school in Shepherd’s Bush, Genesis recorded...

L.A. Teenagers - 1979

You’re Seventeen. You Live In Los Angeles. You Just Passed Your Drivers Test. You Got Your First Car And The Line To Get Gas Is A Mile Long

KTNQ – Jack Armstrong – May 4, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 1979 – You’re seventeen, and the lines to get gas are rumored to be 2 miles long in some places. Some people are waiting for two hours, only to be told there’s no gas. People...

October 10, 1968 – Humphrey-Muskie: Campaign ’68

  As the 1968 Presidential campaign sprinted to the finish line, all the heavy-hitters came out, all the endorsements were used and all the promises went into high gear. The Hubert Humphrey presidential campaign of 1968 began when Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota decided to...

The Spinners

The Spinners – On Soul! 1973 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Spinners – in session on Soul! – NET-TV – January 13, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Spinners were a huge hit making machine all through the 1960s and 70s. Still together today, but with only one surviving original member, Henry Fambrough, The Spinners were finally inducted...

John Lennon - Book Beatle - 1965

John Lennon – In A Few Words – 1965 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

John Lennon: Book Beatle – with Wilfred De’Ath – July 3, 1965 – BBC John Lennon – those of us of a certain age who thought turning 30 was a distant, almost unfathomable milestone, now look at one of our icons, who would have turned 80, this October 9th. Hard...

October 9, 1989 – Manuel Noriega And The Little Coup That Couldn’t

News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots erupted when East German police broke up a demonstration urging reforms from the hardline regime of Erich Honecker. Western Press were barred...