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October 7, 1967 – Body Bags In Vietnam – Death Of Hippy: Funeral In The Haight

Be a Patron and download for free: Become a Patron! Another day with the world slightly askew, this October 7th in 1967. Reports that, despite claims the rebels in Biafra were a thing of the past, explosions were heard in the Nigerian Capitol of Lagos and speculation all the fighting...

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Marmalade Skies – Drugs In L.A. – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Lucy In The Sky – Assignment: 69 – KNX-AM – 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1969, if you were growing up, a teenager, a young adult or anyone moderately aware of the world going on around you, you no doubt had familiarity with, personal knowledge of, bought...

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Gong – In Session 1973 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Gong In Session (Number 3) – May 29, 1973 – John Peel Program – BBC Radio 1 Earlier this week I ran a session by Gong alumnus Steve Hillage, recorded in 1976, after Hillage had left Gong. Tonight it’s a Gong...

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A Word From John Paul II From The United Nations About A World Gone Askew – October 5, 1995

Click  on the link here for Audio Player – Pope John Paul II Addresses United Nations General Assembly – October 5, 1995 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Billed as the last address he would give at a gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Pope John Paul II...

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Gen. Marshall Has A Plan – September 6, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Our Foreign Policy – The Marshall Plan – September 6, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The news on this day in September of 1947 found the world . . .pretty much as usual, sliding into a state of chaos. The...

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J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday: J.Edgar Hoover’s FBI – May, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Long before the days of Internet spying, domestic surveillance and government intrusion on privacy, we had J.Edgar Hoover. Hoover was the man behind the Federal...

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Out Of The Kitchen And Into The Street – Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Re-cap of Days activities – Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 1970 – WBAI, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day had to do with the celebration of Women’s Equality Day, and a flood of protest marches throughout...

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Mothers Of Invention – Live In Toronto – 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention – Live at Rockpile, Toronto – February 23, 1969 As long as we’re visiting the 60s this weekend (for entirely different reasons), I though I would dig into the vaults and drag this one out,...

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The Ominous Rumble Of Tanks – The End Of Prague Spring – August 20, 1968

Become a Patron! Further evidence that August is a month for upheavals. On the 20th of August in 1968, during the early morning hours, residents in Prague and outlying areas were awakened to the sound of rumbling tanks and squadrons of MIGs. In one swift move, Moscow decided Prague Spring and...

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Slipping Into Darkness – The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution – August 10, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – LBJ signs The Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution – August 10, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Fifty years ago this week, the seemingly innocuous event of signing a bill pledging support of the South Vietnamese government from  further intrusions by the...