Tagged: Beat Generation

Vittorio Giannini – A World Premier 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone 0

Vittorio Giannini – A World Premier 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Vittorio Giannini – An Opera Ballet (World Premier) San Francisco Symphony – Edwin MacArthur, cond. – August 27, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Vittorio Giannini – a name mostly forgotten, but one of the leading lights of the Neo-Romantic movement in American classical music in the early and...

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The Dog Days Of Fundraising – August 12, 2014

Click on this link to make a donation: http://igg.me/p/881521/x/6847927 I thought I would give you a progress report on how we’re doing so far. As I’m sure you all know by now, we’re in the midst of fundraising to keep the preservation and restoration of thousands of hours of historic...

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Forever Doesn’t Mean Forever Anymore – Love In The Era Of Watergate – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday – The Dark Side of Love – July 8, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection According to this Radio documentary The Battered Marriage, the institution of Matrimony was taking a nosedive in 1973, starting roughly twenty...

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Who Beat The Beat Generation? 1958 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind: Who Beat The Beat Generation – Dec. 28, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Lest we think The Beat Generation was embraced by all who ran across it, you’re dead-wrong. In 1958, mainstream media couldn’t wait to pronounce...

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July 8, 1956 – Happy Pills And The Dawn Of The Pharmaceutical Generation

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – Happy Pills – July 8, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! You can blame it on the Cold War, you can blame it on the great uncertainty society was facing. You can blame it on the...

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Class of ’53 – Teenagers Of The 50s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sixty years ago, almost to the day, America was muddling over the question “what’s happening to today’s youth?” – Crime was up, juvenile delinquency was up, unwanted pregnancies were up, drug and alcohol abuse were up, high-school drop-outs were up....

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Living On The Edge In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Great Challenge – Individual Relationships In A Mass Society -April 22, 1956 By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear,...

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The Non-Conforming American – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Non-Conforming American – March 12, 1955 During the era of the 1950s a gradual, unmistakable undercurrent of social upheaval was starting to take place. Brought on largely by the Cold War, the threat of Nuclear annihilation , the stringent social mores...