A Palestinian State Of Mind - 1947 - Past Daily Reference Room

A Palestinian State Of Mind – 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Violence was threatened - violence was promised - violence became a way of life.

Violence was threatened – violence was promised – violence became a way of life.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Story Behind The Headlines: The Palestine Question – Dec. 7, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Most people – most Americans, hear about the latest crisis in the Middle East and the Israeli incursion into Gaza, the Palestinian outrage and the actions of Hamas, and they draw…

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'A War That Could Last Ten Years' - July 22, 1965

‘A War That Could Last Ten Years’ – July 22, 1965

 . . .and a struggle that could last forever.

…and a struggle that could last forever.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – July 22, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

On this July 22nd in 1965, news was about the escalating War in Vietnam and the escalating violence in Alabama.

In Washington, talks were entering their third day over the future of the VietnamWar. Calls for more troops; up to 200,000, more…

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The Style Council - In Session 1983 - Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

The Style Council – In Session 1983 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Style Council - taking it down and making it funky.

Style Council – taking it down, making it soulful and funky.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Style Council – In Session at BBC 1 – May 5, 1983 – Rebroadcast BBC 6 Music

More 80s tonight. When the Jam split up and Paul Weller re-emerged as The Style Council, the gear-switch seemed rather extreme at first. Proto-Mod/Punk trio The Jamwere vibrant and angry. And even though there was a…

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A Town Like Newark - July 1967 - Past Daily Reference Room

A Town Like Newark – July 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

"It can't happen here".

“It can’t happen here”. Oh yes, it did.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – Newark: Anatomy Of A Riot – July 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

No end to turmoil sweeping over American cities in the decade of the 1960s. The rise of poverty and unemployment, and the rapid decay of Urbanareas were all ingredients of a potentially chaotic situation. Coupled with…

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'Some Of My Best Friends Are Negroes' - July 21, 1963

‘Some Of My Best Friends Are Negroes’ – July 21, 1963

Another week in a decade of long, hot summers.

Another week in a decade of long, hot summers.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Voices In The Headlines – July 21, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

July 21st came on a Sunday in 1963, and so it was a day devoted to events leading up to the end of a tumultuous week on Planet Earth, not the least of which being a spectacular Solar Eclipse. That should have given an…

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A Certain Ratio - In Session - 1979 - Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

A Certain Ratio – In Session – 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

A Certain Ratio - once described as 'having all the energy of Joy Division, but with better clothes'.

A Certain Ratio – once described as ‘having all the energy of Joy Division, but with better clothes’.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – A Certain Ratio – In Session for John Peel – October 17, 1979 – BBC Radio 1

Ending up with the week with a session from A Certain Ratio and a dose of Post-Punk-Funk.

Still around, though not active. Writing, but not recording at the moment, A Certain…

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'Is This Trip Necessary?' - Apollo 11 - 1969 - Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

‘Is This Trip Necessary?’ – Apollo 11 – 1969 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Apparently, some people didn't think so.

Apparently, some people didn’t think so.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday – The Moon: Is This Trip Necessary – Feb.9, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Forty-five years ago tomorrow, the historic first steps on the Moon took place. July 20, 1969 and all eyes were glued to TV‘s, all ears were glued to radios as the Apollo 11 crew landed on the Moon and Neil…

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Elton John - In Concert At Fillmore West - 1970 - Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Elton John – In Concert At Fillmore West – 1970 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Elton John - first U.S. tour - nothing was the same again.

Elton John – first U.S. tour – soon, nothing would be the same again.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Elton John – In Concert from Fillmore West – Nov. 12, 1970

Something historic this week. Elton John before things got massive.

His first U.S. tour, supporting The Kinks. Not a household name yet – no hits. Starting pretty much at the ground floor.

So this concertmay seem a little…

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Killing Joke In Session - 1981 - Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Killing Joke In Session – 1981 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

Killing Joke - Turned post-Punk into Industrial and nobody seemed to mind.

Killing Joke – Turned post-Punk into Industrial and nobody seemed to mind.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Killing Joke – John Peel Session – April 27, 1981 – BBC Radio 1

Heading briefly back to the 80s tonight for a session from Killing Joke, recorded for the John Peel Program at BBC Radio 1 on April 27, 1981.

Initially a Post-Punkband, formed somewhere between late 1978 and early…

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A Word Or Two From Senator Wayne Morse - 1964 - Past Daily Reference Room

A Word Or Two From Senator Wayne Morse – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Sen. Wayne Morse - one of the earliest and most vocal critics of the Vietnam War.

Sen. Wayne Morse – one of the earliest and most vocal critics of the Vietnam War.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: From The Capitol – Sen. Wayne Morse – August 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Contrary to popular belief, our involvement in the Vietnam War wasn’t met with universal acceptance and support. One of those most vocal critics of our VietnamWar policy was Senator…

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Donate To Past Daily - Get A Tax Write-off! - Past Daily Is Officially A Non-Profit!

Donate To Past Daily – Get A Tax Write-off! – Past Daily Is Officially A Non-Profit!

Yes, you can now write us off on your taxes.

Yes, you can now write us off on your taxes. Something to sing about … .sort of.

At long last, we’ve finally made it easier for you to donate to Past Daily to help keep us running. By teaming up with that amazing organization, Fractured Atlas, we’re now able to offer you a tax deduction for your donation (or even your collection of radio stuff you can’t use).

So it’s a win-win situation. You…

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