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
…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…
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…
“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…
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…
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…
Charles Munch And The French National Orchestra Premier An Honegger Symphony - 1951 - Past Daily Weekend Gramophone
Charles Munch leading the French National Orchestra in a world Premier from 1951
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Charles Munch, cond. The French National Orchestra – Honegger: Symphony Number 5 (World Premier) – March 9, 1951 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Luchino Visconti Interview by Arthur Boyers – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
As those defining moments in the history of Cinema, and the words from the people behind those moments start to fade from memory, it never hurts to be reminded where things come from, and…
Tito Puente – Spicing up Sunday.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Tito Puente’s Golden Men Of Latin Jazz – Estival Jazz – Lugano, Switzerland – July 3, 1993 – RTS
Heating up Sunday this week. The legendary Tito Puente and his Golden Men of Latin Jazz, featuring James Moody on Sax and Mongo Santamaria on bongos, live at Estival Jazz from Lugano Switzerland, recorded on July 3rd, 1993.
Frank Zappa – Made it all free by setting up the restrictions.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention – In Session For Beat Club – October 6, 1968
For all the difficulties Zappa had getting The…
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…
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…
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Killing Joke – John Peel Session – April 27, 1981 – BBC Radio 1
Initially a Post-Punkband, formed somewhere between late 1978 and early…
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…
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…