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Tears For Fears – In Concert At Hammersmith Palais 1983 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ending up the week with a 1983 concert from Tears For Fears. Recorded by the BBC right around the time of the release of their debut album, The Hurting. They were enormously popular right from the start. Their debut album went platinum – a pattern that would be duplicated, and...

The irony of remembrance 0

November 11, 1939 – With Dreaded Irony – A Veteran’s Day In Wartime.

No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne from the front “somewhere in France” described the goings-on, some four months into the new war. With British troops stationed in France, and reports...

New York World's Fair 1939 0

October 30, 1939 – Closing The New York World’s Fair (For The Winter)

It was October 30, eighty-one years ago that the 1939 New York World’s Fair came to a close for the winter. Scheduled to re-open in May of 1940. The World of Tomorrow, as it was referred to, was a hugely ambitious project – the second largest and most expensive World’s...

Jesse Jackson and freed US Servicemen

May 2, 1999 – Sighs Of Relief – Release Of US Servicemen In Kosovo

May 2, 1999 – NPR Weekend Edition News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 2, 1999 – Sighs of relief, this day in 1999. Three U.S. servicemen, captured by the Yugoslav Army in Kosovo, were released after negotiations between Yugoslav officials and Jesse Jackson were successful. The three servicemen;...

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer And Cold-War Germany – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Konrad Adenauer – Meet The Press – March 20, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, oldest elected Statesman ever to function in office (according to British historian Roy Jenkins) was in Washington ahead of the much-anticipated Summit between President Eisenhower and Chairman Khruschev of...

German Troops in Norway

April 25, 1940 – News About Norway – German Invasion And Censorship

April 25, 1940 – H.V. Kaltenborn And The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 25, 1940 – News about the situation in Norway, this day in 1940. Reports that German troops had taken the town of Røros. But later reports said that the Germans had abandoned Røros, leading...

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez With Bertrand Chamayou And Orchestre De Paris Play Music Of Schoenberg And Bartok 2011 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Pierre Boulez, cond – Bertrand Chamayou, Piano – Orchestre de Paris – Dec. 21, 2011 – Radio France Musique The legendary Pierre Boulez with Bertrand Chamayou and Orchestre de Paris in a concert of music by Bela Bartok and Arnold Schoenberg. Recorded on December 21, 2011 live from Salle Pleyel,...

British Army planning assault

March 28, 1941 – Allied Victory In East Africa – Nazi Takeover In The Balkans – Day 573

March 28, 1941 – NBC Red Network – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 28, 1941 – A day for celebrating in Britain and a day of coups and overthrows in the Balkans. From Eritrea in Eastern Africa came word that the British had captured...