Tagged: Berkeley

George McGovern - Thomas Eagleton - 1972 Convention

July 14, 1972 – The Name Is McGovern – The Name Is Eagleton

July 14, 1972 – NBC Nightly News (Audio) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 14, 1972 – All eyes on Miami as the Democratic Convention nominated George McGovern their Presidential candidate, and Senator Thomas Eagleton as his running mate. All eyes that were open and awake, that is –...

John Cipolllinia - Quicksilver Messenger Service

Quicksilver Messenger Service – Live At The Fillmore – 1968 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Quicksilver Messenger Service – in Concert at The Fillmore, San Francisco – Summer, 1968 – Band Soundboard – Quicksilver Messenger Service this week. One of the milestone bands of the San Francisco Sound which dominated the West Coast in the mid-late 1960s. With John Cipollina on lead guitar, QMS pioneered...

Dead Kennedys

Dead Kennedys – Live At Old Waldorf 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Dead Kennedys – Live At Old Waldorf – October 25, 1979 – KALX-FM, Berkeley – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dead Kennedys in concert at Old Waldorf in San Francisco, recorded on October 25, 1979. For all the Punk and post-Punk era bands I’ve been running over the years, I...

Burned out Isla Vista Bank Of America - Feb. 1970.

An Isla Vista State Of Mind – Anti-War Protests – February 26, 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Isla Vista Demonstrations and riot UCSB campus – William Malloch/KPFK – Feb. 24-26, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 47 years ago, Protests against the Vietnam War were at a fevered-pitch – college campuses all over the country were hotbeds. And 1970 was just getting started. The situation in...

Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Williams Trio – Live At Keystone Corner 1977 – Past Daily Downbeat

Mary Lou Williams Trio – Live at Keystone Corner, San Francisco – April 29, 1977 – KPFA – Anybody who has even a passing interest in Jazz knows the name Mary Lou Williams – Artists, arranger, composer, band leader; Mary Lou Williams was one of the true innovators in Jazz...

President Eisenhower - 1955

The Polio Scandal – An Eisenhower Press Conference – May 18, 1955

It helps – it helps a lot: Become a Patron! A Presidential Press Conference could be jovial or combative, more often combative. In this case the questions and answers had a lot to do with the Big-4 Conference and the snafu over the initial Salk Polio vaccinations which many were...

Update 22 – Emergency Fundraiser – Postmortem

Update 22 – Emergency Fundraiser – Postmortem

The Fundraiser is over and it was a squeaker. As of midnight, the Indiegogo tally was $2,735.00. But Fractured Atlas, the site which acts as an umbrella for me and a lot of Non-Profit Foundations, showed additional contributions that weren’t figured into the Indiegogo tally. In the end, we managed...

No Hot New Electronic Gizmos This Year – December 22, 1997

No Hot New Electronic Gizmos This Year – December 22, 1997

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – December 22, 1997 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection One of the years that was winding up on a fragile note, this particular December 22nd in 1997. A 14-hour whirlwind tour of Sarajevo...

June 30, 1968 – Berkeley: Three Straight Nights Of Unrest – Judy Garland Collapses Onstage In New Jersey.

A buck here and a buck there, it adds up:Become a Patron! Not all the news that happened on this June 30th in 1968, but enough to keep you on your toes. During one of their hourly “news capsules”, KMPC in Los Angeles reported the second straight night of demonstrations...