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Boris Blinder Plays The Music Of Michel Michelet – 1945 – Weekend Gramophone

It could make a huge difference: Become a Patron! More Contemporary music of the 20th Century this week. Michel Michelet, a native of Kiev, who first migrated to Germany and then, with German persecution of Jews, fled Germany and wound up in the U.S., most notably in Hollywood where he...

Michel Plasson

Michel Plasson Leads The Symphony Orchestra Of Spanish Radio And TV In Music Of Ravel And Debussy – 2017 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Michel Plasson leads the OSRTVE In Music of Ravel and Debussy – Nov. 24, 2017 – RTVE If anything is going to take the edge off a particularly stressful and insane day, it’s going to be this concert. Because, if you live anywhere in Southern California you’ll know we’re going...

Downtown L.A. - Pershing Square 1920

September 10, 1955 – L.A. Celebrates A Radio Station – KNX At 35 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

September 10, 1955 – KNX Celebrates 35 years – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 10, 1955 – That was the day and the month KNX (now KNX 1070 Newsradio) got started in a small building (later to become KMPC and even later to become The Spaghetti Factory) on Sunset...

Los Angeles - 1930s

1930s Los Angeles – Buron Fitts: L.A.’s Little Corruption Problem And Clifford Clinton’s War On City Hall

Clifford Clinton Commentaries – Los Angeles District Attorney Buron Fitts – August 20, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Everyone who has seen the legendary film Chinatown often wonders if L.A. was really such a corrupt place in the 1920’s and 30’s as it was portrayed in the movie....

Reba Crawford - Angel Of Broadway

Reba Crawford: The Angel Of Broadway And Los Angeles In The 1930s – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Reba Crawford – Commentary – KMTR-Los Angeles – Dec. 6, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Reba Crawford, a name all but forgotten about in recent decades, but in the 1920s and 1930s she made national headlines, was the subject of scandals and was rival to one of the...

Top 5 Reasons To Donate To Past Daily By The End Of The Year

Top 5 Reasons To Donate To Past Daily By The End Of The Year

Top 5 reasons to Donate To Past Daily by the end of 2015: Here we are – coming up to the end of another roller-coaster year. During all that time, Past Daily has been around, giving you news, Pop Culture, information, interviews, concerts, rare recordings – those things to help...

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Live At Pitchfork Festival 2015 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

– Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Live At Pitchfork Festival, Paris – October 31, 2015 – Pitchfork Festival – No sooner has the Summer Festival season come to a close, than the Fall Festival season has started. Ushering in the change of seasons in Europe is The Pitchfork Festival in Paris,...

Linda Ronstadt – Live At Berkeley Community Theater – 1974 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Linda Ronstadt – Live At Berkeley Community Theater – 1974 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Linda Ronstadt – Live at Berkeley Community Theater – July 18, 1974 – KSAN-FM Ending up the week with the inimitable Linda Ronstadt, recorded live at Berkeley Community Theater on July 18th 1974. Always one of...

L.A. On Fire – October 24, 1978

Become a Patron! If the world wasn’t complicated enough on this October 24th in 1978, parts of it were catching on fire. Almost like clockwork, Southern California went through the ritual; a dry Santa Ana wind combined with lots of dry brush and a spark, combined to create firestorms which...