Big Noise In Little Havana - Elian Gonzalez - April 22, 2000

Big Noise In Little Havana – Elian Gonzalez – April 22, 2000

Fourteen years later, the story may be fuzzy - the photo isn't.

Fourteen years later, the story may be fuzzy – the photo isn’t.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – April 22, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

This April 22nd in 2000 will probably best be remembered as the day the Feds nabbed Elian Gonzalez and sent him back to Havana.

For those who may have forgotten (the incident, but not the photo), Elian Gonzalez and his mother…

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Henry Cow - New London Theatre 1975 - Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Henry Cow – New London Theatre 1975 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Taking it further than most, even with lampshades.

Taking it further than most, even with lampshades.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Henry Cow – New London Theatre (extract). May 1975

One of the positive upticks during the Psychedelic period was the introduction of the Avant Garde into the Rock genre. The total and complete unwillingness to compromise and appeal to the mainstream made bands like Henry Cow exciting and  instantly…

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A Word Or Two From Benito Mussolini - April 20, 1939 - Past Daily Reference Room

A Word Or Two From Benito Mussolini – April 20, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

Subtle wasn't a word recognized in the Fascist Italian dictionary.

Subtle wasn’t a word recognized in the Fascist Italian dictionary.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Benito Mussolini – April 20, 1939 – EIAR, Rome – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

I would imagine most Americans, born after the Vietnam War era, have probably never heard the voice of Benito Mussolini, one of major players in the era of World War 2. No less an insidious figure…

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Come To The Fair …In More Ways Than One - April 21, 1964

Come To The Fair …In More Ways Than One – April 21, 1964

Always something there to remind you.

Always something there to remind you.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – WNBC-AM News – April 21, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

News for this April 21st in 1964 had a lot to do with the upcoming opening of the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, taking place on the following day.

This broadcast from WABC-AMin New York covers primarily local news of the day, but the big anticipation is…

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L.A. Radio In 1952 - Jim Hawthorne - KNX - Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

L.A. Radio In 1952 – Jim Hawthorne – KNX – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Jim Hawthorne - a staple in the diet of Los Angeles radio listeners.

Jim Hawthorne – a staple in the diet of Los Angeles radio listeners.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – KNX-AM – Hawthorne’s Encore Time – June 3, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

No shortage of personalities, when it came to local radio in Los Angeles in the 1950s. You could say the same of just about any major metropolitan area during that time – Radio was in decline, losing ground…

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Live In Warsaw 1967 - Past Daily Downbeat

Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Live In Warsaw 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

Mister Kirk would like to share a few mellifluous notes with you.

Mister Kirk would like to share a few mellifluous notes with you.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Rahsaan Roland Kirk – live from Warsaw – 1967 – Polish Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

The legendary Rahsaan Roland Kirk this weekend. A concert given in Poland from 1967 and recorded by Polish Radio.

One of the truly unique voices in Jazz, Kirk was known for his simultaneous playing…

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A Word Or Two From Robert F. Kennedy - Meet The Press 1968 - Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

A Word Or Two From Robert F. Kennedy – Meet The Press 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Now that RFK was in the race, 1968 would become a whole different year.

Now that RFK was in the race, 1968 would become a whole different year.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Robert F. Kennedy – March 17, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Certainly, 1968 ended a lot differently than it started out. Since it was an election year, speculation was rife as to what the outcome was going to be. As of the date of this Meet The…

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Robert Fripp - Live In Tokyo - 1992 - Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Robert Fripp – Live In Tokyo – 1992 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Robert Fripp - Light years ahead, still.

Robert Fripp – Light years ahead, still.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Robert Fripp – Live In Tokyo, TFM Hall – November 11, 1992 NHK-Tokyo

Something else special tonight.

When I ran the CSN&Y concert from 1970 earlier, I mentioned 1970 was a very busy year for music. One of those aspects which made it so busy was the phenomenon known as King Crimson, led by the musical genius Robert…

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Who Beat The Beat Generation? 1958 - Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Who Beat The Beat Generation? 1958 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

By 1958 the mainstream couldn't wait to sound the death knell for the beats.

By 1958 the mainstream couldn’t wait to sound the death knell for the Beats.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind: Who Beat The Beat Generation – Dec. 28, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

Lest we think The Beat Generation was embraced by all who ran across it, you’re dead-wrong. In 1958, mainstream media couldn’t wait to pronounce the movement dead and buried – and as is…

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Live At Fillmore East - 1970 - Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live At Fillmore East – 1970 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

 . . .and then came something completely different.

…and along came something completely different.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Live At Fillmore East – June 4, 1970

Since we’re in the middle of a Holiday Weekend; something to go along with the celebration. A classic concert this week via the legendary Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Recorded live at The Fillmore East, during a multi-day stint on their…

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