Tagged: Italy

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

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London Air Raid

February 12, 1941 – The Endless Procession Of Night Raids – No Longer “If” An Invasion, But “When”.

Two bucks a month, that’s all we ask: Become a Patron! This Lincoln’s Day in 1941 was loaded with news of the War. We were inching closer to declaring ourselves in it, but that eventuality would be several months off. For this February day it was about speculation over what...

Emanuela Orlandi - missing poster

July 11, 1983 – “Don’t Worry About Me – I Am Fine” – Emanuela Orlandi Mystery

July 11, 1983 – CBS World News Roundup + 9:00 am network news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 11, 1983 – News for this day started with word on the mysterious disappearance of 15-year old Emanuela Orlandi, whose father was an employee of the Vatican and whose kidnapping...

The Winstons

The Winstons – Live At Rome Psych Fest 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Winstons – live at The Monk Club, Rome – 2016 Rome Psych Festival – October 1, 2016 – RAI Radio 7 Keeping up with my pledge to be eclectic this week; The Winstons, an Italian trio who have been making waves on the Contemporary Psych/Prog-Rock scene these past several...

James Brown

James Brown – In Session – Rome, 1971 – Past Daily Soundbooth

James Brown and His Famous Flames – RAI Studios – Rome- April 24, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection James Brown and a taste of Soul comes to Rome, via this studio session for RAI-TV, recorded on April 24, 1971. If you can get past the canned applause, which makes...

David Bowie

David Bowie In Concert – 1990 -The Sound + Vision Tour – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Inimitable David Bowie tonight. From his groundbreaking 1990 Sound + Vision tour, a performance at the Milton Keynes Bowl on August 5, 1990. Bill as a “greatest hits tour” with the object of retiring many of his longtime concert staples in favor of newer material, it was a massive...

June 10, 1940 - Mussolini - Ciano - von Ribbentrop

June 10, 1940 – Et Tu, Duce?

June 10, 1940 – British Minister of Information Alfred Duff Cooper address – BBC World Service/CBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 10, 1940 – news for this day was about the sudden declaration of war against Britain and France, just as German troops were headed to Paris. British...

Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich With Claudio Abaddo And The Mahler Chamber Orchestra In Music Of Ravel And Debussy – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Martha Argerich, piano – with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra – conducted by Claudio Abaddo – April 21, 2011 – RAI Radio 3 – Piano legend Martha Argerich this week. In concert from Rome and featuring the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the venerable Claudio Abaddo in music of Ravel and...

The Editors – Live At Trojan Horse, The Hague 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

– The Editors – Live At Trojan Horse, The Hague, Netherlands – October 2, 2015 – VPRO/3VOORFM – Switching gears this week for things more contemporary. Tonight it’s The Editors, the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Indie band from the UK, who have had a busy year and are in...

Italy Quits – September 8, 1943

Italy Quits – September 8, 1943

  – Shortwave News reports – September 8, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this September 8, 1943 was considered hopeful, but not the last word. Italy signed an unconditional surrender to the Allies on this day, ending their involvement in the War. However, because Italy was...