Tagged: Obituaries

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February 19, 1951 – The Situation In Korea: Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals

Not to seem obvious, but . . .:Become a Patron! News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. At one point, Chinese troops were engaged, their...

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October 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

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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...

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Andrae Crouch And The Disciples – Live 1975 (RIP: Andrae Crouch – 1942-2015) – Nights At The Roundtable: Tribute Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Andrae Crouch And The Disciples – Live 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Starting the year with more sad news from the Music Community. Word earlier this evening of the passing of The Father of Modern Gospel...

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December 31, 1979 – Scrambled World And Richard Rodgers: The Passing Of An Icon

Become a Patron! As 1979 came to a close, the world was once again facing The Big Question Mark. The Soviets were setting up shop in Afghanistan, the United Nations was condemning the action with China leading the way. The Soviets were turning a deaf ear. The American Hostages in...

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Frank Wess Quintet – Live At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – 2011 – Past Daily Downbeat

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Frank Wess Quintet – live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York – Nov. 2, 2011 More sad news earlier this week with the passing of Frank Wess, a cornerstone in the New York Jazz scene as well as gifted and influential...

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Shakeup In The Kremlin – October 16, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News – WXYZ, Detroit Morning Report – October 16, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many...

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Corpses In Beirut, Brokering In Damascus, The Passing Of An Icon – October 2, 1985

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – October 2, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day in the world, this 2nd of October in 1985. The Middle East factored in, with reports that the body of a missing Soviet diplomat...

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Wearing Black For The Man In Black – September 12, 2003

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BBC Radio 4 – PM – September 12, 2003 News for this day ten years ago had much to do with a world in turmoil, but the loss of an American Music icon added a poignancy to September 12th. On this September...

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Pins And Needles And Business As Usual – August 12-13, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – 11 o’clock news and News of The World – August 12-13, 1945 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day where nerves were fried and attention spans were stuck outside the White House. With just hours away from unconditional...