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Artie Shaw – Live At The Blue Room, New York – 1939 – Past Daily Downbeat

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra – Live from The Blue Room, Lincoln Hotel, New York City – January 18, 1939 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Artie Shaw makes another appearance on these pages – this time in a remote broadcast from The Blue Room at the...

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Portishead – Live At Glastonbury 2013 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

One of my favorite bands of the last 20 years, Portishead in concert are always an eagerly anticipated event. And they certainly didn’t disappoint this year at Glasto. Beth Gibbons‘ mesmerizing vocals, mistakenly considered doom-laden by some, but once you realize that one of her influences was Edith Piaf, take...

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Top Of The Pops – 1967 – Geno Washington, The Action, Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours, Matt Munro – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

One of the things that’s often overlooked, when it comes to the History of Rock n’ Roll is how some musical genres, though highly influential, didn’t transform the landscape instantly. And that very often the ripple effect didn’t take place for at least a year or two after its introduction....

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It’s May 1968 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Going To Graduate High School – Here’s That Future Everybody Was Talking About.

KRLA – Dave Hull Show – May 5, 1968 – Ellis Feaster Collection – May 1968- big things going on in the rest of the world this month, but for you it’s a month until graduation. Finally – after 12 years it’s over. All over but the shouting. And of...

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Massive Attack – Live In Paris – 2010 – Past Daily Soundbooth

One of the most influential and pioneering Trip-hop/alternative/experimental bands to arrive on the scene, Massive Attack reunited in 2010, along with word of a new album in the works, but definitely a much-anticipated tour starting. Massive Attack formed in 1988 in Bristol, England, by Robert “3D” Del Naja, Adrian “Tricky”...

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October 16, 1939 – Day Of Offensives – War In The Making – A Massing Of Troops

October 16, 1939 – CBS Today In Europe – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 16, 1939 – The day German offensives were taking place on all fronts – the first German air attack on the British Isles took place over the Firth of Forth in Scotland where British warships...

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October 16, 1983 – What About Watt – What About Lebanon – What About Continental Airlines?

Further evidence Capitol Hill has always been capable of leaving the nation breathless. This October 16th in 1983 saw the long hoped-for resignation of Interior Secretary James G. Watt. Known famously for acknowledged dunderhead quotes and strange policies, Watt finally announced his resignation. One such acrid bon mot came during...

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Tom Jones, The Bee Gees, The Shadows, Samantha Jones – Top Of The Pops – 1967 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Tom Jones, headlining this week’s Top Of The Pops via BBC Radio. Originally broadcast on August 25, 1967. Also appearing were The Bee Gees, The Shadows, The Breakaways and newcomer Samantha Jones. For those of you not familiar with the radio version of Top Of The Pops, it was pretty...

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October 15, 1944 – The Greatest Air Attacks Against Germany – Death of The Desert Fox – Hungary Asks For Armistice.

October 15, 1944 – World News Today – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 15, 1944 – News of heavy air activity over Germany this day. In what was described as the “largest concentration ever of Allied air power”, over 1200 bombers took part in massive raids...

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October 15, 1951 – War In Korea – “We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly”

October 15, 1951 – A busy news day. A war in Korea and from Capitol Hill, a call for discussions and a workable solution with the Russians. The looming specter of the Atomic bomb always at the forefront. Meanwhile, President Truman also urged passage of a Universal Military Training law,...