Tagged: Government of the United Kingdom

Bronski Beat

Bronski Beat In Concert – 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Bronski Beat – in Concert – London, 1984 – BBC In Concert Series – BBC Radio 1 – Bronski Beat. A band who have only recently reactivated (with Steve Bronski, the only original founding member) achieved a goodly amount of popularity in the 1980s – maybe not so much for...

American Hostages in Tehran 1980

December 18, 1980 – 411 Days Of To-Ing And Fro-Ing.

December 18, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup + 9:00 am News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 18, 1980. If you, like many Americans, were payiing attention to the American hostage Crisis in Tehran, you would know today was 411. Four-hundred eleven days since the Embassy was taken...

The Specials in concert 1979

The Specials In Concert – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Specials In Concert – 1979 – BBC Radio 1 – In Concert Series – BBC Radio 1 – Kicking off the week with a concert via The Specials, recorded for BBC Radio 1’s series In Concert. The Specials represented a breakthrough of sorts. They mixed danceable Ska, the Jamaican...

King George VI – Christmas In Wartime 1943

King George VI – Christmas In Wartime 1943

King George VI – Christmas Day Message – Dec. 25, 1943 – BBC Home Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – King George VI, in an address to the people of the Commonwealth and the allies, on Christmas Day 1943. In a tradition which began in 1932, the King of...

Endless War – Relentless Happy-Face – November 10, 1941

Endless War – Relentless Happy-Face – November 10, 1941

– News Of The World – November 10, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the war raging in Europe this November 10th in 1941, the tell-tale signs that, even the German people were getting fed up with the war was becoming evident. Although the Propaganda machine was loudly...

The View Of Europe From London – February 21, 1938

The View Of Europe From London – February 21, 1938

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Mutual – John Steele, Reporting From London – Feb. 21, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. 1938 started out with War jitters. With the German issues over the situation in Austria and a general purge of Hitler‘s...

The Short Fuse Called Palestine – May 3, 1946

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this particular May 3rd in 1946 was about the Middle East, primarily the area of Palestine. And the news wasn’t good. With tensions between Arabs and Jews mounting, with violence breaking out seemingly everywhere in the region, and...