Tagged: Santa Claus

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In Search Of Time’s Man Of The Year In 1958 – Past Daily Gallimaufry

Bill Downs Commentary – CBS Radio – December 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As it always is, the end of just about every year brings a flood of reflections, what-if’s and ironies. 1958 certainly joins the ranks of the dim-distant past, and most likely very few, if any...

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Day In The Life – 1958 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Reference Room

Day In The Life 1958 – January 14, 1958 – NBC Radio: Nightline – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1958 – January 14, 1958, to be exact. What was going on in the world and what were people listening to, this day? You heard the news earlier; it came from...

Jean Shepherd Has A Word For You – January 2, 1977 – Weekend Pop Chronicles 0

Jean Shepherd Has A Word For You – January 2, 1977 – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Jean Shepherd – WOR-FM – January 2, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Jean Shepherd, whom we mostly know now as the writer of A Christmas Story, was one of the truly great story-tellers of the later 20th century. Often compared to Mark Twain in his effortless ability to convey...

Christmas With The Troops 1952 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry 0

Christmas With The Troops 1952 – Past Daily Holiday Gallimaufry

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Let’s Go Hollywood with George Fisher – December 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection What began during World War 2 as a holiday ritual, continued on for decades as members of the Hollywood contingent boarded...

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Christmas Ponder Past – 1956 – Past Daily Holiday Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Conversation: Christmas 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Christmas Eve 1956. Certainly a different time – different sets of values, different communication skills, different world all together. But then, as now, the times were nervous and uncertain. The...

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Mott The Hoople – Live At The Paris Theatre – 1971 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mott The Hoople – In Concert at The Paris Theatre – 1971 – BBC 6 Music Sometimes I run into a dilemma, of sorts, over what to post for the “roundtable” feature. Tonight it was choice over whether to run the...

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Jack Benny – Christmas 1953 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles – Holiday Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jack Benny Christmas – 1953 It wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one appearance from the legendary Jack Benny. Most people know Benny via his TV series that ran from the 1950’s well into the 1960’s. But he was also a fixture in...