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The Doors – Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival -1970 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Doors – Live at The Isle Of Wight – 1970 Anyone who is even a passing fan of The Doors probably has, or at least has heard, some version of this concert. This particular incarnation, as legend has it, comes from...

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Pussy Riot – 2012 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio player: Pussy Riot – Putin Lights Fires – 2012 In case you’ve been wondering, with the news the past few days regarding Russian Punk band Pussy Riot and the outrageous prison sentence handed down for “hooliganism”, probably not many of you have actually...

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Happy Pills – 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: American_Forum_-_Happy_Pills_-1956 Mental Health in the 1950’s was still something of a mystery when the first medications were introduced to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety and psychosis. The introduction of Tranquilizers to the American public was met with a goodly amount of suspicion...

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Nixon Cooking – Cambodia Done – Mae West Ageing – August 17, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week ending August 17, 1973 News for this week, that also ended on August 17th in 1973, had much to do with the ever-growing Watergate story. Once again, Nixon came before the nation to offer an explanation over Watergate, over...

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Jethro Tull In Session – 1969 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link for Audio player: Jethro Tull – BBC Session – June 22, 1969 One of the early legends of the Progressive Rock movement. Jethro Tull initially got lumped into a mish-mash of genres. Labeled Folk-Rock, Art-Rock and Jazz-Rock, they were in fact a hybrid of everything, but...

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Elvis Presley Has A Word Or Two – 1960 Interview – Past Daily Pop Chronicles Special.

Click on the link here for Audio player: Elvis_Presley_Interview_March_1960 Thirty-five years ago today the sad news flashed around the world that Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll had suddenly died. Tributes came pouring in and most every radio and TV station had some sort of remembrance of one...

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JFK And The State Of The Economy – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: JFK – The State Of The Economy – Aug. 13, 1962 The Economy, it seems, is always the prevailing topic of political conversation. Where are the jobs, where is the stimulus, where are the tax breaks, where is the future? In 1962...

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Vilde Frang In Concert At The Kissinger Sommer Festival – 2012 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert/Anti-Road Rage Special

Click on the link here for Audio player: Vilde Frang Recital – June 24, 2012 Over to Bad Kissinger in Germany this week for a concert recital from the Kissinger Sommer Festival by rising-young-star-wunderkind Vilde Frang in a program of music by Mozart, Brahms and Prokofiev. The concert was recorded...

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FDR-Churchill Secret Summit-French Resistance Grows – August 15, 1941

Click on the link here for audio player: News for August 15, 1941 It was finally disclosed on this day in 1941 that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had concluded a three day summit meeting with President Roosevelt “somewhere at sea” around the previous Sunday to discuss the War in...

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Jackie Lomax – 1969 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the link here for Audio player: Jackie Lomax – Sour Milk Sea – 1969 One of the most distinctive voices in Rock tonight. Jackie Lomax is probably best remembered for his brief stay at Apple Records, and the heavyweight session folks joining in on his maiden effort with...