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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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December 7, 1941 – Day Of Infamy At Seventy-Nine – America Goes To War.

News reports via Mutual Broadcasting System – December 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Seventy-two years on, the event which triggered our involvement in World War 2 is getting further and further from the collective memory. Much the same way the beginning of America‘s involvement in World War 1...

March 3, 1941 – Signing Your Country’s Life Away – The Bulgaria Treaty.

Become a Patron! News for this day in 1941 was ominous but not unexpected. Bulgaria, reeling under the oppressive weight of the Nazi Government, relented and signed a Tripartite Treaty (i.e. surrender) to Germany, thus bringing one more country under the influence/domination of Berlin. Radio Berlin was reported to have...

January 6, 1941- State Of The Union – FDR And Four Freedoms

Become a Patron! Seventy-nine years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered the annual State Of The Union Address which has become known as The Four Freedoms Address. FDR: “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms....

Leopold Stokowski With Hoyt Bohannon And The Los Angeles Philharmonic Play Music Of Nathaniel Shilkret – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Nathaniel Shilkret – Trombone Concerto – Sgt. Hoyt Bohannon, Trombone with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl – Leopold Stokowski, cond. July 28, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Something obscure and long-thought lost this weekend. The Trombone Concerto by Nathaniel...

Holiday In Haiti – June 13, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 13, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this particular June 13th, twenty years ago, there was talk of yet another intervention in another country’s political turmoil. In 1994 the subject was Haiti and the...

Damaging Reputations, Tarnishing Good Names, Impugning Morals – Nov. 2, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Story Behind The Headlines – Hollywood 10 and Civil Rights – NBC Radio – November 2, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The famous Witch Hunts of 1947. With the Cold War ramping up to proportions edging on hysteria, it was...