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Detroit – City Of The Future In 1949 – October 7, 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1950s, I wasn’t really aware of how much Detroit was different than other cities. It was a place I lived with my family and I had no other frame of reference. I was however, aware that my father, who worked in...

October 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

Cream In Concert From Detroit 1967 (RIP Ginger Baker – 1939-2019) – Past Daily Backstage Weekend Update: Tribute Edition

Become a Patron! Hearing the sad news today of the passing of legendary Drummer Ginger Baker – it’s further evidence 2019 has not been a good year for Music. Tributes have been pouring in all day, including this one via Pitchfork earlier this morning (October 6,2019): After days of being...

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

Postwar Labor

Romney And Reuther Talk About Labor In 1945 – Past Daily

America’s Town Meeting: “Should Industry Grant Labor’s Demand For A 30% Wage Increase?” – Oct. 11, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the War over and with America gearing back to peace, the cutbacks and sacrifices the labor force had to make during the time of emergency was...

Soundgarden - in session for Peel

Soundgarden In Session – 1989 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Soundgarden – in session for John Peel – recorded May 14, 1989 – broadcast June 7, 1989 – BBC Radio 1 – Soundgarden in session for John Peel tonight. Their first, and only, session for John Peel, recorded on May 14, 1989 and broadcast June 7th. Soundgarden were one of...

Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen 1970

Joe Cocker – Mad Dogs & Englishmen – Fillmore 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Joe Cocker – Mad Dogs & Englishmen – opening night at The Fillmore – March 27, 1970 – Band soundboard – The inimitable Joe Cocker tonight. The band and the tour that put Joe on the Musical map and made Leon Russell a household name, not to mention a cast...

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye In Concert From Tokyo – 1979 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Marvin Gaye – In concert from Nippon Budokan, Tokyo – November 13, 1979 – NHK-FM Japan – Marvin Gaye this weekend. Ironic that April marks the birth of Marvin Gaye, as well as his death. Born on April 1, 1939 and dead on April 2, 1984. One of the more...

Education in 1968

What Is Happening To The American Student? 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

What’s Happening To America: Education – Aug. 16, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The American classroom. In the 1960s it was a place of growing discontent. The school was ground zero for protest; about the war, about racial inequality, about the quality of education, about the growing gap...