Tagged: Los Angeles

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

Oscar Levant With Artur Rodzinski And The L.A. Philharmonic In Concert At The Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

If you like this, and want to hear more every day, you might want to support it: Become a Patron! I thought I would dive into some Americana this week by way of a classic and previously unavailable concert featuring the legendary Oscar Levant on Piano with The Los Angeles...

Los Angeles - Wilshire and LaBrea - 1957

It’s 1957 – You Live In L.A. – This Is A Two Hour Slice Of Your Town – The Life Of A City. Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Become a Patron! September 14, 1957. This is L.A. This is your town. This is your town in 1957. This is what your town sounded like. A sweep of the radio dial and an aural snapshot of a town on an average Saturday in an average year. No earth-shattering events,...

August 5, 1962 – Marilyn Monroe: Fame Is Fickle

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Marilyn Monroe: Fame Is Fickle – NBC Radio Tribute – August 6, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to imagine it was fifty-seven years ago today the world lost Marilyn Monroe. Within hours of finding her body, dead from an...

Migrant Children picking cotton

May 1952 – Migrant Workers In The San Joaquin Valley – Past Daily Reference Room

May 1952 – CBS Radio: The People Act: Migrant workers and families in San Joaquin Valley – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Before the age of tape recording, the only method of producing a documentary was either by a cumbersome disc-cutting machine, an undependable wire recorder or making it all up...

Simon & Garfunkel - Hollywood Bowl 1968

Simon & Garfunkel – Live At The Hollywood Bowl – 1968 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Simon & Garfunkel – live at The Hollywood Bowl – Part 1 August 23, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Simon &Garfunkel – Live At The Hollywood Bowl – Part 2 – August 23, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It only seems fitting, after the milestone series...

North Atlantic Oscillation

North Atlantic Oscillation – In Session – 2011 – Past Daily Soundbooth

North Atlantic Oscillation – in session – BBC 6 Music March 23, 2011 – BBC 6 Music – Something Electonica and post-prog from Glasgow tonight by way of North Atlantic Oscilltion – in session at BBC 6 Music on March 23, 2011. The band currently consists of Sam Healy (lead...

April 30, 1992 - Los Angeles

April 30, 1992 – Los Angeles: “Roses Are Red, Skies Are Brown – Buildings Are Burning, All Over Town”

April 30, 1992 – News from KNX-AM Newsradio – 7:00 am – 7:50 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 30, 1992 -I’m sure there was a lot going on in the world, but on this April 30 in 1992, the only news that seemed to matter was coming...

Los Angeles - April 19, 1979

April 19, 1979 – Los Angeles: An Hour In The Life Of A City – Local News – Local Concerns – Places That Aren’t Here Anymore

April 19, 1979 – KNX-Newsradio – 9:06 am-10:00 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 19, 1979 – It was a busy day – Middle-East Peace proposals and the third day of voting in Rhodesia were the big news items of the day. So was the George Moscone/Harvey Milk...