Tagged: Caribbean

October 25, 1983 – “We’re From The Government, We’re Here To Help . . . .”- Invasion Of Grenada – Aftermath of Beirut Bombing

Become a Patron! This day, 30 years ago we were busily invading the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada in what has been described as “A lovely little war”. Considered a threat to stability in the region, the small island was at the center of a controversy involving Cuba, a lot...

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography In Sound – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Biography In Sound – June 28, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – F. Scott Fitzgerald – a name which conjures up images of The Jazz Age, the “Era of Wonderful Nonsense“, the “Lost Generation” that period between the Wars. F. Scott Fitzgerald became synonymous with...

Charles Mingus at Newport '59

Mingus Plays Newport – Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop – Newport 1959 – Past Daily Downbeat

Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop – Newport Jazz Festival 1959 – July 4, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The word Visionary is one of those sadly over-abused characterizations that has lately come to apply to anyone who thinks past midnight. But in the case of Charles Mingus, the word...

Bez and Shaun of Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays – In Concert From London – 1992 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  Happy Mondays – in concert from Kilburn National Ballroom, London – October 26, 1992 – BBC In Concert – BBC Radio 1 – Happy Mondays this weekend. The Spirit of Madchester with continued thoughts and good vibes to the people of Manchester ahead of the One Love Manchester concert...

Nixon return to China 1976

February 22, 1976 – Nixon Returns To China – Kissinger Heads To Brazil

  February 22, 1976 – The World This Week – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 22, 1976 – A busy week in the world. On February 21st, former President Nixon returned to China, this time as a private citizen, making his first public appearance in some...

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry Truman’s Civil Rights Legislation – Chicago University Roundtable – February 6, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry Truman’s Civil Rights legislation. It was the fulfillment of a promise Truman made while campaigning for election (re-election) in 1948. It succeeded in alienating the South. So much so, that...

Here Comes Hugo – September 21, 1989

Here Comes Hugo – September 21, 1989

– CBS World News Roundup – September 21, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hurricane season – and no different for September 21st in 1989 as it has been in other years. For this September 21st, it was all about Hurricane Hugo and the wide swath the death and...

So. . . You Don’t Know Who William McKinley Is?  Past Daily Reference Room

So. . . You Don’t Know Who William McKinley Is? Past Daily Reference Room

  – Purported last recording of President William McKinley – September 5, 1901 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When the highest mountain in North America was recently given back its old name; one that was around long before President McKinley was around, the big question was; Who was President...