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The Searchers – In Session For Swedish Radio – 1964 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A session from The Searchers, one of the more popular of the British Invasion acts from the first wave in 1964. With a string of hits, The Searchers were frequently in the top 10 of most singles charts. They were the second group, after The Beatles, to secure a hit...

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André Watts With Erich Leinsdorf And The Boston Symphony Play Music Of Beethoven And Brahms – 1969 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

  More history this week. The legendary André Watts with Erich Leinsdorf and The Boston Symphony in a concert of music by Beethoven and Brahms. It was recorded during the Tanglewood Music Festival on July 25, 1969. The concert starts with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, continues with the 1st symphony and...

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Pop Goes The Beatles 1963 – Past Daily Soundbooth

While we’re on the subject of The British Invasion this week . . . I have rarely run Beatles material on Past Daily. No good reason – other than, the subject is covered so thoroughly by so many other sites, that I don’t think I can add anything that hasn’t...

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January 1, 1956 – Looking Ahead At A New Year – Is America Changing? Has It Changed? – Past Daily Reference Room.

1956 seems so deep in the distant past that to many, any discussion of it would be purely in the abstract. But 1956 was a pivotal year on many levels, and what went on during that year had repercussions for decades to come. 1956 was an election year; Eisenhower was...

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January 5, 1989 – The Skies Over Libya – Protests At The Security Council – The Failing Health Of An Emperor.

January 5, 1989 – News of Libyan protests and emergency sessions at the UN Security council this day. The protests were over the shooting down of two Libya MiG-23’s by two U.S. airforce F-14 tomcats over the Mediterranean in what was disputed airspace. Libya claimed it was within territorial waters,...

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The Kinks – In Session – August, 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Kinks in 1965, were one of the truly influential and pivotal bands in what became known as The British Invasion which began in earnest in 1964. They were a cut above many of the bands hitting the charts at the time. The songwriting of Ray Davies was poles apart...

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January 4, 1945 – A Counter Blow On The Western Front – Patton Launches Major Offensive Around Bastogne – The 79th Congress Convenes.-

January 4, 1945 – News Of The World – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 4, 1945 – News for this day was optimistic. General Eisenhower launched a major offensive on the Western Front. General Patton’s 3rd Army launched a many-headed armored attack on German positions around...

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Charles Munch And Alexander Tcherepnin With The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – Charles Munch, Conductor – Alexander Tcherepnin, Piano – June 9, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic rehearsal from the weekly series The Boston Symphony in Rehearsal from NBC Radio. Originally broadcast June 9, 1951, this broadcast features the contemporary Russian-American composer Alexander...

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Gerry & The Pacemakers – Live At The 1964 NME Poll Winners Concert – Nights At The Roundtable

If you like what we do and you want to help keep it going . . . .Become a Patron! I originally posted this in 2015 – much has changed since then, and Gerry is no more. I have to keep reminding myself the British Invasion (as it was known)...

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A Word Or Two From Gerry Marsden (1942-2021) – Past Daily Pop Chronicles -Tribute Edition

Gerry Marsden – interviewed by Brian Matthew – BBC Pop Profiles – 1964 – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Just because 2020 ended with a sigh of relief, doesn’t mean the pang of loss stops or gets any easier. Case in point: Gerry Marsden, who left...