Tagged: 1968

The New York City Teachers’ Strike of 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: WOR – Martha Deane Pgm. N.Y. Teachers Strike – 1968 A reminder of Teachers’ strikes past – The New York City Teachers’ Strike of 1968 was a months-long, arduous and deeply dividing strike that dragged on for a total of 36 days...

Personality Radio – KMPC, Los Angeles – 1968 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: KMPC – Dick Whittinghill – June 1968 As strange as this may seem, this was the other radio format that competed with Top-40 in the 1960’s. It was more middle-of-the-road than straight Pop. It was, for all intents and purposes, Mainstream music....

Sylvie Vartan – 1968 – Nights At The Roundtable – Rock Without Borders Edition

Click on the link here for Audio player: Sylvie Vartan – Irresistiblement – 1968 Probably one of the most popular and most recorded of the “Yè-Yè” genre of French female singers of the 1960’s was Sylvia Vartan. Married (for a time) to Johnny Hallyday, the Elvis Presley of France, she...

Soviet Tanks In Prague – August 20, 1968

Soviet Tanks In Prague – August 20, 1968

Click on the link here for audio player: Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia – 1968 Even though news during this August in 1968 was primarily about the upcoming Democratic Convention in Chicago, the just finished Republican Convention in Miami and the ongoing protests to the Vietnam War, news for this August...

The Liberal Republicans In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: NBC Emphasis – Aug. 10, 1968 Yes, there really was a Liberal wing of the Republican Party. But as of 1968 it was scarcely noticeable. Headed up by dark horse/longshot Presidential candidate Nelson Rockefeller (who himself was once a New Deal Democrat),...

Protest In 1968: The Young Rebels – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: The Young Rebels – 1968 In case you forgot or weren’t around at the time, 1968 was a tumultuous year in our history. It was the year just about everything fell apart. From the war in Vietnam, to assassinations of much-loved leaders,...

The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles, Giles & Fripp – 1968 – Nights At The Roundtable

Click on the Link: Giles, Giles and Fripp – 1968 On last night’s Roundtable I played a track from a 1969 session King Crimson did for the BBC. Almost exactly a year before that session, an album was released by a band known as Giles, Giles and Fripp. According to...

The Pretty Things In Session – 1965-1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Over to one of the most underrated bands of the early 60’s, The Pretty Things were one of those bands who influenced a lot of others, and they were huge and notorious back in the UK. But in the U.S., they hardly made a dent. The Pretty Things were preceded...

Nights At The Roundtable – The Nazz – 1968

Click on the link:The Nazz – Open My Eyes – 1968 Something familiar and later ’60’s tonight – 1968 to be exact. The Nazz were one of those bands that the audience finally caught up to, but by then it was too late and the leading characters had gone off...