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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse – Live At Hove Festival, 2007 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Amy Winhouse in concert tonight. Recorded live at The Hove Festival in Norway from 2007. Amy Winehouse had an astonishingly short career, having arrived and peaked within a period of less than five years, with the remaining years mired in drama and tragedy; ending in death in 2011 at 27...

Rafael Kubelik

Rafael Kubelik And The Cleveland Orchestra Play Music Of Haydn And Bruckner – 1980 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1: Part 2: A classic concert this week. From one of the many guest appearances he made over the decades, a 1980 appearance by the legendary Rafael Kubelik with The Cleveland orchestra, recorded on March 27, 1980 and featuring only two works; the Symphony Number 99 by Haydn and...

New York – 1960 – December 30, 1960 – Past Daily Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Since it is the end of the year . . .Become a Patron! Sometimes crazy years happen locally. In this case, it was New York going through the roller-coaster called 1960. Presented by WCBS in New York, this year-end wrap-up highlights much of the goings on in the Big Apple...

Crisis: 1958 VP Nixon In South America

December 29, 1958 – Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Recapping A Year In The Life.

Since we’re rapidly (and thankfully) approaching the end of 2020, the somewhat pained looks back at the year start now. But rather than mull over 2020 here (since everyone else will do a better job anyway), today we’re going to start with the goings-on that shaped 1958. Oddly, a  year...

Bird Flu Pandemic 1997

December 28, 1997 – The Bird Flu Pandemic In Hong Kong – Egypt Upholds Ban On Female Genital Mutilation – Kenya Braces For Elections.

December 28, 1997 – BBC World Service – Newshour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 28, 1997 – Busy day as 1997 rapidly comes to a close. Bird Flu was sweeping Hong Kong and the culprit was found to be its Poultry population. So the authorities ordered the mass...

Marching to Bastogne

December 28, 1944 – Rescuing Bastogne

December 28, 1944 – news for this day was about cautious optimism during World War 2. The Battle of the Bulge was getting a break in fortunes, as the weather cleared and Allied planes were able to come to the encircled Allied troops, and reinforcements from Patton’s 3rd Army were...

Ania Dorfmann

Ania Dorfmann Makes Her U.S. Debut On The Magic Key – 1937 – Plus Max Reinhardt – Ezio Pinza – Fats Waller – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

In the late 1930s, when radio was becoming the preeminent entertainment source for most of America, the technology was now making it possible for programs to be sent and received from all over the world via much improved Shortwave. This was an exciting development, and one which would be indispensable...