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It’s June 16, 1967 – You Live In L.A. – You’re Listening To KBLA, And Your Heart Is About To Be Broken.

Hour 1: Hour 2: Hour 3: Rescuing and preserving this stuff doesn’t happen by itself. So . . .:Become a Patron! It’s June 16, 1967 – and if you were a teenager, lived in L.A. and were one of the many thousands who had your ears glued to the radio...

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Elastica – Live At Bristol Sound City Festival – 1995 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Staying with the 90s again this week and one of the less-celebrated bands of the Brit-Pop Invasion, Elastica. In mid-1992, ex-Suede band members Justine Frischmann and Justin Welch decided to form a group. By the autumn of that year, bassist Annie Holland and guitarist Donna Matthews were added. After initially...

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March 5, 1997 – Another Day Underwater – The Ohio River Floods Of 1997 – Legislating Bad Behavior.

Characterized as the worst flooding since the infamous Ohio River Valley floods of 1937, the Ohio River Valley Floods of 1997 were causing no end of havoc to countless towns and villages, submerged in water for yet another day. National Guard troops had been called out to aid in the...

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March 4, 1950 – “Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person”: The Klaus Fuchs Affair – The Ever-Present Cult Of Doom.

News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of the key figures in the development of the Atomic Bomb, David Lilienthal referred to...

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The Vapors – In Session – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most everyone remembers The Vapors for their sole hit, Turning Japanese, which soared to #3 on the UK charts and #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. And I suppose there are worse fates than to be forever known as the band who gave the world Turning Japanese. But truths to...

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February 22, 1969 – In Dread Of A Nixon Visit – End Of The Tet Holiday – “George Was A Snappy Dancer”.

News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary Higgins Clark, and revelations over what were previously conceived notions as to who...

January 28, 1994 – Life In Sudden California – L.A.’s Little Earthquake Problem.

Even though one of the deadliest earthquakes to hit Southern California occurred on January 17th of 1994, the earth was still shaking some 11 days later, with some 70 considerable aftershocks taking place on the morning of January 28th alone. The city, to say the least, was in a state...

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The Sound Of New York – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles/Gallimaufry

The CBS Radio Workshop – Voice Of New York – March 2, 1956 You support is always enormously appreciated: Become a Patron! In the 1950’s, reel to reel tape recorders were the equivalent to iPhones today. Everybody had to have one and everybody felt the overpowering need to record everything...

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...