Tagged: BBC World Service

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September 19, 1939 – War In Europe: Day 17. Attacks, Advances, Denials.

Subscribers get a special deal: Become a Patron! Seventeen days into the start of the War in Europe, news of the day was filled with reports of attacks, advances, retreats, threats, addresses, assertions, denials, and casualties. Since the German-Russian alliance, Poland was being assaulted on two fronts. Hitler had earlier...

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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...

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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...

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The Jam In Concert – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  The Jam – In Concert at Golders Green – December 19, 1981 – BBC In Concert Series – BBC Radio 1 – The Jam in concert tonight. One of the bands that epitomized Punk and Mod revival, The Jam were huge throughout the UK and the rest of Europe....

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Radiohead – Live In Haarlem 1993 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Radiohead – in concert from Haarlem, The Netherlands – May 5, 1993 – VPRO-Radio – Radiohead for Throw Back Thursday. From a concert recorded in Haarlem in the Netherlands on May 5, 1993 by the Netherlands Radio network VPRO, Radiohead in the middle of promoting their debut album, Pablo Honey....

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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 0

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 0

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 0

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,...