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If You Were A Teenager, And You Lived In L.A., January 9, 1959 Sounded Exactly Like This – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

As long as we’re in dire need of some distractions (or at least alternatives), here’s a trip back to Los Angeles on January 9, 1959, via KFWB and disc jockey Elliot Field. Not quite Top-40, KFWB’s slogan was “full color radio”. But what it was, was a wild stew of...

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Little Feat In Concert – The Santa Monica Civic – 1973- Past Daily Backstage Pass

Looking for samples of Iconic Americana this weekend, I ran across this concert by the legendary Little Feat, recorded by KMET-FM in Los Angeles on March 20, 1973. Having been a fan of this group since their early days, I always enjoyed their live gigs equally as much as their...

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December 17, 1999 – Unfolding A Plot – Threats Of Carnage: Real And Disgruntled.

News on this December 17th in 1999 that, on the surface like another in a series of promised mayhem for the turn of the Century coming up. But we didn’t know at the time just how sinister this thing was going to go. The latest was the arrest of Ahmed...

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Paul Kletzki With Daniel Barenboim And The Los Angeles Philharmonic Play Music Of Brahms – 1965 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

L.A. Phil.- Paul Kletzki, guest Cond. – Daniel Barenboim, piano – Feb. 5, 1965 – Part 1 L.A. Phil.- Paul Kletzki, guest Cond. – Daniel Barenboim, piano – Feb. 5, 1965 – Part 2 Back to something historic this week – an unpublished concert from the 1964-1965 Season of the...

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James Brown – Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1966 – Past Daily Holiday Backstage Pass

I ran a portion of this concert (the last half only) a few years ago. But I realized, the only way you could really appreciate this concert, and in fact the true magnitude of the talent of James Brown, was to listen to the entire concert; at almost three hours....

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Joni Mitchell – Live At Club 47 – 1968 – Past Daily Soundbooth

A club date from Joni Mitchell tonight – recorded at Club 47 in Cambridge Mass. from January 1968. Folk singer Tom Rush had met Mitchell in Toronto and was impressed with her songwriting ability. He took “Urge for Going” to the popular folk artist Judy Collins, but she was not...

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Oscar Levant And Artur Rodzinski Play Gershwin, Barber And Antheil At The Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1: Part 2: I thought I would dive into some Americana by way of a classic and previously unavailable concert featuring the legendary Oscar Levant on Piano with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Artur Rodzinski, recorded live at The Hollywood Bowl on July 25, 1950. Oscar Levant (December...

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...

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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...