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Wire – Live At Rockpalast 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  Wire this week, in concert for WDR in Germany as part of their Rockpalast series, recorded on February 14, 1979. Considered one of the pivotal bands during the transition from Punk to Post-punk, They originally got their start in 1976. In that short period of time they became a...

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Vilde Frang With John Storgards And The Swedish Radio Symphony In Music Of Mendelssohn And Bruckner – 2009 -Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Swedish Radio Symphony In Concert – Vilde Frang, Violin – John Storgards, conductor – November 13, 2009 – Sveriges Radio – Over to Sweden (via Madrid) this week for a concert by the Swedish Radio Symphony, conducted by John Storgard and featuring the much celebrated Norwegian Violinist Vilde Frang in...

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October 14, 1990 – Operation Desert Shield – Complicating A Crisis – Consummate Evil Run Amok –

October 14, 1990 – ABC News On The Hour + World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 14, 1990 – very busy week, much having to do with crisis management. As troop strength continued to build along the Saudi-Kuwait border, with more assistance coming in from...

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October 14, 1936 – FDR -‘A Regimentation Of Other People’s Money – A Regimentation Of Other People’s Lives’

With the Presidential Campaign of 1936 in its last weeks and at fevered pitch, President Roosevelt embarked on a coast-to-coast tour to bring his message home. In 1936, America was in better shape than it was in 1932. But detractors clamored to call the New Deal a disaster, that The...

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Greenslade – Live In Stockholm – 1975 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Greenslade in concert from Stockholm – March 10,1975 – Sveriges Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Greenslade in concert tonight. Recorded by Sveriges Radio on March 10, 1975 at the Radiohuset in Stockholm. Greenslade formed in the autumn of 1972 by keyboard player Dave Greenslade and bassist Tony Reeves,...

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October 13, 1958 – Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare

News for this October 13th in 1958 had much to do with the goings-on at The Vatican. The death of Pope Pius XII and the mourning, as well as the first televised coverage of the burial, was big news. On 5 October 1958, at his summer residence Castel Gandolfo, the...

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October 13, 1939 – Europe Bracing For War And An Unknown Tomorrow – Clouds Over Finland – Appeals To Stalin.

October 13, 1939 – Today In Europe – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 13th landed on a Friday in 1939. The war in Europe was slowly unfolding. On this day there was no military activity, some naval activity but much diplomatic activity, particularly with reference to...

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Top Of The Pops – Cat Stevens, The Tremeloes, The Fortunes, Paul Jones, Dave Dee etc. – 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Billed as “featuring live London performances of today’s top sounds”, the BBC launched Top Of The Pops in its radio version in 1964. No connection with the TV version of the show (oddly), the radio version featured bands, hit makers of the day, playing live versions of their hits and...

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October 12, 1976 – After Mao: China And The Fog Of Uncertainty

On this October 12th in 1976 there was a aura of uncertainty in the direction of China. Longtime leader Mao Tse-Tung had died in September and rumors of a coup were spreading, along with other rumors the instigators, which included Mao’s widow Jian Quing had been rounded up and arrested....

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October 12, 1973 – Who Is Gerald Ford? – Nixon Appoints A New VP.

Just as America was reeling from the shock of vice-President Spiro Agnew‘s resignation amid a flurry of accusations of improprieties, President Nixon announced the selection of House Minority leader and Congressman Gerald R. Ford of Michigan as his Number 2. On October 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned and...