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Strasbourg Radio Symphony In Concert Play Music Of Roussel – 1954

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Roussel – Rhapsodie Flamande – 1954 Over to French radio again. This week’s concert comes from The Strasbourg Music Festival, circa 1954, conducted by Frank Martin and featuring the music of Albert Roussel. Rhapsodie Flamande for Orchestra, written in the 1938. Roussel...

A Word Or Two From Pete Townshend – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: FrontRow_ Pete Townshend Special In light of the media blitz currently going on over the release of Who founder Pete Townshend’s autobiography Who I Am, the airwaves have been awash with interviews and reviews of the book. In case you may have...

Louis Prima – 1956 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Louis Prima – Buona Sera – 1956 In the 1980’s, legendary Las Vegas madman and trumpeter extraordinaire Louis Prima was immortalized to a whole new generation of fans via David Lee Roth‘s version of Prima’s classic Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody....

Simple Minds And The Pretenders – Live In Concert – 1979 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1979-09-08 BBC In Concert (Simple Minds & Pretenders) H A double bill this week – Simple Minds and The Pretenders, recorded in concert on September 8, 1979 by BBC Radio 1. Two bands relatively early-on in their careers. Simple Minds just getting...

October 13, 1940 – A Word To Children In Wartime – Princess Elizabeth

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Princess Elizabeth -Oct. 13, 1940 In the dark days of 1940 during the Blitz, a massive relocation campaign had begun in Britain concerning children living in the danger areas of large metropolitan cities. As a result, they were being evacuated to small...

October 12, 1973 – Apres Agnew, Le Deluge.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Washington Week – Oct. 12, 1973 A startling and jarring week, but in reality a dress rehearsal for something bigger to come in the future. Vice-President Spiro Agnew resigned over Income Tax Evasion and a criminal investigation to which he plead No...

The Shake Speares – 1967 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Shakespeares – How Does She Look – 1967 A baffling entry tonight. The Shake Speares, or Shakespeares as they were called for a while, were originally a Beat Group from Rhodesia, who migrated to the UK, and spent a lot of...

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Click on the link here for Audio Player:News for October 11, 1979 October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was...