Tagged: BBC World Service

John Lennon Central Park Memorial

December 15, 1980 – Turning Oil Into Gold – Turning Central Park Into Strawberry Fields

December 15, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 15, 1980 – A day of war, strife, oil and remembrance. Starting with news of a meeting of OPEC countries, meeting in Bali and the discussion was raising the price of a barrel of Crude...

Aztec Camera - 1984

Aztec Camera – In Concert From Madrid – 1984 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Aztec Camera – in Concert from Madrid – September 9, 1984 – Radio Nacional España – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Aztec Camera, fronted by the inimitable Roddy Frame, whose razor-sharp songwriting skills added a whole new dimension to the New Wave scene in the early 1980s. The Glasgow-based band...

North Korea looks at South Korea and South Korea looks back

February 20, 2002 – Korea, Gaza And Haj

February 20, 2002 – BBC World Service – World Briefing – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 20, 2002 – a view of the world this day 15 years ago. Further evidence, not much has changed. The Middle East was headlining the news this day, with reports of Israeli aircraft,...

Boris Yeltsin

August 20, 1991 – In Walked Yeltsin

August 20, 1991 – The view from Moscow on this day was anything but settled. Russian Federation President Boris Yeltsin spearheaded protests and the backlash against the Coup takeover of the Moscow government. The coup installed a leader, but support was faltering, and even the Army were defecting in large...

The Bulldozer Revolution And A Birthday – October 9, 2000

The Bulldozer Revolution And A Birthday – October 9, 2000

  – BBC World Service – World Briefing – October 9, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the overthrow and resignation of Slobodan Milosevic a few days earlier and the installation of Vojislav Kostunica as the legitimate President, members of the EU were meeting on this day to...

The Abyss Problem – September 3, 1939

The Abyss Problem – September 3, 1939

  – News from Radio Berlin – EIAR, Rome – BBC World Service – CBC Canada – MBS – September 3, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since the writing had been on the wall for several days, even those hoping for an eleventh hour miracle seemed resigned to...

The Slow Road Home – August 1, 1945

The Slow Road Home – August 1, 1945

– London Column – August 1, 1945 – BBC World Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Here we are – first day of August. In 1945, August marked the end of World War 2. In 1965, it marked one of the worst riots in America – it has been,...