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January 18, 1956 – Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – John Foster Dulles.

For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’ alarming tone with regard to the Indo-China (Vietnam) situation. Dulles proclaimed, in no uncertain terms, that...

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Happy Pills – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles.

Mental Health in the 1950’s was still something of a mystery when the first medications were introduced to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety and psychosis. The introduction of Tranquilizers to the American public was met with a goodly amount of suspicion in the Psychiatric community, but the public went crazy...

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Heart – In Concert From Passaic, New Jersey – 1979 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Back to some basic, no-frills American Rock n’ Roll this weekend. In 1977, Mushroom Records ran a full-page advertisement showing the bare-shouldered Wilson sisters (as on the Dreamboat Annie album cover) with the suggestive caption, “It was only our first time!” In an interview that appeared in the July 28,...

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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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The Ramones – New Years Eve 1978 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Holiday Edition

Ending 2020 with a concert by The Ramones, recorded at The Old Waldorf in San Francisco, New Years Eve 1978. What better way to drown out an otherwise strange, perplexing and frustrating year than with The Ramones. High voltage, non-stop and relentless, it’s the perfect antidote to a year with...

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Jethro Tull – Live In Stockholm – 1969 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

Something historic and elusive this weekend. As a longtime fan of Jethro Tull, I have always been particularly fond of the early period – the pre-Aqualung period of 1967-1969, but good sounding concerts which represented the band during that period have always been hard to come across. Jethro Tull, for...

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Max Roach – Live At Vienna Jazz Fest – 1994 – Past Daily Downbeat

Over to Austria this week for a concert by the legendary Drummer/Percussionist Max Roach, recorded live at the Vienna JazzFest on July 8, 1994. In the early 1980s, Roach began presenting solo concerts, demonstrating that multiple percussion instruments performed by one player could fulfill the demands of solo performance and...

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Depeche Mode – Live At The Hammersmith Odeon – 1983 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

We could use a little love . . or even a little like: Become a Patron! Diving in the 80’s this weekend with none other than Depeche Mode, recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon by the BBC on October 6, 1983. In January 1982, the band released “See You”, their...

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The Screaming Abdabs/The Tea Set/The Pink Floyd Blues Sound – 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Unless you already knew, Pink Floyd went under several names before they settled on the one that would lead to fame and fortune. One of those names was The Abdabs, or The Screaming Abdabs. Others were The Tea Set, Sigma 6, Jokers Wild and The Pink Floyd Blues Band. Here...

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November 23, 1970 – A Search Continues, A War Goes On, The View From Folsom – Nixon Overrides A Veto –

A day a lot happened. This November 23rd in 1970 heard reports of an unsuccessful attempt to free American prisoners in a North Vietnamese detention camp. The raid itself was successful, but the purported prison camp had been evacuated several weeks earlier. The Defense Department Press conference left more questions...