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Paranoia And Polio Shots – Dec. 30, 1955 – Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – This Was 1955 – December 30, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Continuing the survey of year-ends gone by – here is what December 30th 1955 sounded like. Another set of notches in the Cold War belt, along...

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Commenting On The Thousand Yard Stare – 1955-1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year End Observations – 1955-1958 The only thing more fascinating than hearing how a year in history wound up, is hearing that year in history interpreted by a pundit – those elements we overlooked, those seemingly benign events that became earth-shattering, or the...

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The Quattrocchi Quartet Play Music Of Lalo – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Lalo – String Quartet op The music of (relatively) familiar 19th Century composer Edouard Lalo this weekend. But perhaps one of his lesser-known works. His String Quartet in E-Flat Major op. 19 as performed by the Quattrocchi Quartet in this broadcast studio recital...

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Marcel Mule Plays The Music of Debussy – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio player: Debussy – Rhapsodie Orientale for Saxophone and Orchestra – 1955 To more familiar territory this week. Still by way of French Radio in the 1950’s. The repertoire is Debussy this time. The Rhapsodie Orientale for Saxophone and Orchestra featuring the legendary saxophonist...

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

August 5th will mark the 58th 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 that was sadness enough for a lot of people. Monroe’s sudden death...