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Count Basie Live In Milan – 1960

<b>Message from The Count.</b><p>Count Basie this weekend. An American institution, Basie was a fixture from the 1930s all the way up until just before his …

Jazz

Sylvie Vartan – 1965 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table: Yé-Yé...

<b>Sylvie Vartan – La collégienne du twist. Mon dieu!</b><p>Diving into Yé-Yé tonight by way of Sylvie Vartan – one of the most prominent of the …

France

Genesis – Live In Montreal – 1974

<b>Genesis – Peter Gabriel – Taking the cerebral and making it the theatrical. (Photo: Rex Features)</b><p>Genesis this weekend. Although directions changed …

Peter Gabriel

America The Violent – 1969 – The Culture Of Killing – The Society...

<b>University Of Texas Shooting 1966 – We had signs, we had warnings, we had thoughts and prayers.</b><p>Another School Shooting – another invasion of what …

Idealism

Rain In Session – 1991

Liverpool Indie band Rain to end the working week – The band was formed at the Merseyside Trade Union Community and Unemployed Resource Centre in …

Indie Music

February 16, 1951 – Stalin Chimes In About Korea – America Chimes...

<b>Meanwhile . . .back in Korea . . .</b><p>February 16, 1951 – A day filled with Cold War, Korea and uncertainty.<p>Starting with word from Soviet Premier …

Joseph Stalin

Swell Maps In Session – 1978

<b>Swell Maps – anticipating Post-Punk – ahead of their time by many weeks.</b><p>Swell Maps and our ode to the dawn of Post-Punk this evening. Influenced by …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

February 15, 1961 – Crisis In The Congo – UN Security Council

<b>Congo – 1961 – The odyssey of former colonies.</b><p>February 15, 1961. It was becoming a familiar sight – the Independence movement taking place all across …

Africa

A History Of Wringing Hands – Mass Shootings In America 1991-2016 – Past Daily Reference Room

<b>Mass Shootings: The sickening feeling of a twisted reality.</b>https://pastdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Mass-Murders-in-America-1994-2016.mp3Mass …

Guns

The Japanese House – In session at Best Kept Secret Festival –...

<b>The Japanese House – aka: Amber Bain – Just when you need magic the most . . .</b><p>There are days when you desperately need something to put it all in …

Anime

Shura Cherkassky With Sixten Ehrling And The Swedish Radio...

<b>Shura Cherkassky – known for his virtuoso technique and singing tone.</b><p>More history this week. From the 1985 BBC Proms festival, a performance by the …

Piano

February 14, 1951 – Korean War: The Slow Trek North

<b>Korean War – even a gain of six miles was huge.</b><p>February 14, 1951 – News from Korea and it was hopeful. The allies were still moving ahead in Central …

North Korea

Placebo Live In Paris – 1997

<b>Placebo – by outsiders, for outsiders.</b><p>Placebo in session/concert tonight. Formerly known as Ashtray Heart, Placebo are an Indie/Alternative band …

Placebos

Adlai Stevenson Assesses The Future Of The Democratic Party – 1953...

<b>Adlai Stevenson – 1953</b><p>Unless you’re a history buff, or are old enough to remember either the 1952 or 1956 Presidential election, or his famous …

Democratic Party

February 13, 2002 – Controversies On Ice – Waylon Jennings:...

<b>Waylon Jennings – Country outlaw.</b><p>February 13, 2002 – Lots of news this day.<p>Starting with the International Skating Union calling a conference in Salt …

Waylon Jennings

The White Stripes – In Concert From London – 2001

<b>The White Stripes – Quirky and non-conforming was a description sometimes handed them.</b><p>The White Stripes in concert to kick off the week. The Detroit …

Indie Music

Defense Secretary McNamara Addresses The DNC Platform – 1964 –...

<b>Robert McNamara – Buckling our seatbelts for the bumpy ride.</b><p>Seven days after the infamous “Gulf of Tonkin Incident“, Secretary of Defense Robert …

War

February 12, 2002 – A Heightened State Of Alert – An Enron State...

<b>Kenneth Lay – personification of “I got mine – you go get yours”.</b><p>February 12, 2002 – A day which would sound all-too familiar for the months and …

NPR

The Hague Residentie Orchestra Play Music Of Diepenbrock – 1950 –...

<b>Alphons Diepenbrock – contemporary of Mahler and Schoenberg – but you might not know it.</b><p>Something a bit different this week – from the Radio …

Flute

Sudden California – The Earthquake Story – 1952

<b>The Earthquake of 1952 – Jangled nerves and aftershocks: Welcome to California.</b><p>The Midwest has tornadoes, the East Coast has hurricanes and the West …

Natural Disasters

Ben Webster Live In Paris – 1972

<b>Ben Webster – one of The Big Three.</b><p>The legendary Ben Webster this weekend. Recorded live in Paris in November of 1972, Webster is joined by Georges …

Duke Ellington

You Live In Brooklyn – It’s February 11, 1956 – You’re A Teenager...

<b>. . . .And you don’t care who knows.</b><p><i>Picture this: Rock n’ Roll is still on the fringes – it hasn’t taken the country by storm; not yet. However,</i> …

Elvis Presley

Jeb Magruder: Watergate – Face The Nation – 1975 – Weekend...

<b>Jeb Magruder – having his “come to Jesus” moment.</b><p>For those of you not familiar with the name Jeb Magruder, or why he’s an important historic figure, …

Donald Trump

Primal Scream – Live At The Olympia, London 2010

<b>Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream – chaotic and constantly evolving.</b><p>Click on the link here for Audio Player – Primal Scream – live at The Olympia, …

February 9, 1945 – Offensives On The Western Front In High Gear –...

<b>February 1945 – the mad dash to Berlin.</b><p>February 9, 1945 – The offensive along the Western front got into high gear this day, as the Canadian 1st Army …

War

Mega City 4 In Session – 1988

<b>Mega City 4 – Punk with a Pop Edge – or is it Pop with a Punk edge?</b><p>Mega City 4 in their first session for John Peel tonight. Together initially from …

Mega Cities

February 8, 1986 – Deposing A Dictator – Rigging An Election

<b>Philippine elections – in the immortal words of Howard Beale: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”</b><p>February 8, 1986 – A day of …

Asia

Throwing Muses In Session – 1996

<b>Throwing Muses- unorthodox and surreal. Would it be any other way?</b><p>Throwing Muses for the middle of the week. Perennial favorites since their …

Maurizio Pollini With Seiji Ozawa And The Boston Symphony – Music...

<b>Maurizio Pollini – equally at home with the warhorses and the upstarts.</b><p>Only two works this week, but they are widely admired works done by one of the …

Flute

February 7, 1990 – A Day Of Triumph For Mikhail Gorbachev

<b>Mikhail Gorbachev – No turning back.</b><p>February 7, 1990 – A day of triumph for Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and a day the course of Soviet history …

Russia