Tagged: Elvis Presley

Waylon Jennings

February 13, 2002 – Controversies On Ice – Waylon Jennings: Passing Of A Country Legend – Trial Of

February 13, 2002 – CBS World News Roundup, Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 13, 2002 – Lots of news this day. Starting with the International Skating Union calling a conference in Salt Lake City to announce what it called an “internal assessment” of allegedly tainted judging...

You love Elvis.

You Live In Brooklyn – It’s February 11, 1956 – You’re A Teenager – You Love Elvis – Not Everybody Does.

WCBS – New York – The Bill Randall Show – February 11, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Picture this: Rock n’ Roll is still on the fringes – it hasn’t taken the country by storm; not yet. However, you’ve been hearing about this guy named Elvis Presley. You...

Wardell Gray with Dexter Gordon

Wardell Gray – Live At Birdland – 1951 – Past Daily Downbeat

Wardell Gray Live at Birdland – April 28, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wardell Gray this weekend. One of the true guiding lights in Post-War Jazz, he was that link between Big-Band and small group Jazz, and his collaborators read like a who’s who of the Jazz world....

Fats Domino

Fats Domino In Concert From Antibes – 1993 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend: Tribute Edition

Fats Domino in concert at Juan les Pins Jazz Festival, Antibes France – July 22, 1993 – Radio France – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fats Domino this weekend. With the news of the passing of this music legend at 89, I was reminded just how integral a role he...

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole – I Wake Up Screamin’ After Dreaming Of You – 1948 Demos – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Nat King Cole Demo Session – I Wake Up Screamin’ After Dreaming Of You – Studio & Artists Recorders, Hollywood – circa 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something of an oddity and rarity this weekend. Nat King Cole with a demo of a song he co-wrote with Don...

A classroom in Chicago 1965

It’s February 1965 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In Chicago – The Beatles Like The Moody Blues – And So Do You – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WLS – Ron Riley – British Billboard – February 24, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Being a teenager, just about anywhere in America meant having your ear at least partially glued to your radio. The British Invasion was going full blast, and every week some new band, some...

The kid Drink Vendor in Beirut.

In Search Of Time’s Man Of The Year In 1958 – Past Daily Gallimaufry

Bill Downs Commentary – CBS Radio – December 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As it always is, the end of just about every year brings a flood of reflections, what-if’s and ironies. 1958 certainly joins the ranks of the dim-distant past, and most likely very few, if any...

Hollywood Park - June 1938

Opening Day At Hollywood Park – June 9, 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Opening Day program at Hollywood Pqrk – George McCall program – June 9 , 1938 – CBS/KNX – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – An institution for racing fans since it was built in 1938, the Legendary Hollywood Park faced its demise via wrecking ball on May 31, 2015, and an...

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield – Live In London 1990 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Curtis Mayfield – live At Town & Country, London – 1990 – BBC Radio 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Change of pace for Sunday night – a taste of Soul by way of the legendary Curtis Mayfield. The man who gave us a flood of hits with his...

Sammy Davis Jr.

May 20, 1990 – Sammy Davis Jr. – Jim Henson – A Week Loaded With Loss.

May 20,1990 was the end of a week loaded with loss. Two icons of entertainment left on the same day. On May 16th it was reported that Sammy Davis Jr. singer, dancer, actor, entertainer, civil-rights activist, icon, had passed away after a battle with throat Cancer. He was 64. Davis...