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Shostakovitch: Piano Quintet Op. 57 – Vivian Rivkin With The Stuyvesant Quartet – 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio player: Shostakovitch – Piano Quintet – The Stuyvesant String Quartet w/Vivian Rivkin, piano – recorded in 1941 I originally posted this in 2009 on the now-defunct Newstalgia site. It’s such a good and historic recording that it would be a shame not to...

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An Interview With Marilyn Monroe – 1955 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link for audio player: Marilyn Monroe Interview – 1955 August 5th will mark the 50th anniversary since the passing of Marilyn Monroe. August 5, 1962, actress/icon/sex symbol/misunderstood/exploited artist checked out via overdose. Conspiracies persist, but the fact of the matter is – Marilyn Monroe was dead and...

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An Interview With Stephen Biko – 1977 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio: Steve Biko Interview – August 1977 Although it hasn’t been that long since the end of brutal and repressive Apartheid policies in South Africa, some of the voices most closely associated with the movement and the struggle are fading from view. One of...