Back in our early days, we, like everyone else, recorded interviews on analog tape. Recently, we have combed our audio vault and have been restoring audio from interviews and press conferences, by converting it to digital form.
SRN Broadcasting has a treasure trove of old audio from some of the biggest sporting events of the past two decades including the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, NCAA Final Four, PGA, and more.
We are please to present reports and stories chronicling top achievements in sports history with audio from the SRN archives under the brand name SportsAudio.net.
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1964, The Rolling Stones first album was released in the UK, it went to No.1 two weeks later and stayed on the chart for 40 weeks, with 11 weeks at No.1.
1964, The Beatles filmed the “chase scenes” for A Hard Days Night with actors dressed as policemen in the Notting Hill Gate area of London. In the evening they recorded the title track for the film, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ at Abbey Road. John and Paul had the title first, and had to write a song to order, completing the track in nine takes.
1967, Cream appeared at the ‘Daily Express Record Star Show’ at The Empire Pool, Wembley, England.
1969, Desmond Dekker and the Aces were at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘The Israelites’, making Dekker the first Jamaican artist to have a No.1 single.
1969, Elektra Records dropped Detroit’s MC5 from their label after the band took out an advertisement in a local paper that included the company logo and said; “Fuck Hudsons.” The band were protesting at the Michigan department store’s refusal to stock their albums.
1970, The Led Zeppelin single Whole Lotta Love was certified Gold in the US after selling over a million copies. The single had peaked at No. 4 on the US singles chart. In the UK Atlantic Records had expected to issue the edited version themselves, and pressed initial copies for release on 5th December 1969. However, band manager Peter Grant was adamant that the band maintain a ‘no-singles’ approach to marketing their recorded music in the UK, and he halted the release.
1972, The Electric Light Orchestra made their debut at The Fox and Greyhound in Croydon, London.
1972, Pink Floyd appeared at the Township Auditorium, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. A typical set list on this the Dark Side of The Moon tour was: The Dark Side of the Moon (entire album), One of These Days, Careful with that Axe Eugene, Echoes, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun.
1973, During his Ziggy Stardust World tour, David Bowie appeared at the Kobe, Kobe Kokusai Kaikan, Japan.
1974, Queen play their first American concert at Denver’s Regis College.
1976, Aerosmith played at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, the first date on their 76 date North American Rocks Tour.
Born on this day – Henry Mancini (1924); Bobby Vinton (1935); Dusty Springfield (1939); Gerry Rafferty (1947); and Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum (1963)
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1966, Buffalo Springfield made their live debut when they opened for The Byrds at a concert in San Bernardino, California.
1967, Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink all appeared at the The Odeon, Blackpool, England.
1967, Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra started a four week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Somethin’ Stupid’. They became the only father and daughter act ever to score a No.1 single. UB40 singer Ali Cambell covered the song in 1995 with his daughter Kibbi. Robbie Williams had a 2001 UK No.1 with his version of the song featuring Nicole Kidman.
1969, Pink Floyd appeared at the Royal Festival Hall, London, England.
1969, After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam, Archie Bell of the Drells is discharged from military service.
1971, The Beatles win an Oscar for Best Film Music (Original Song Score) for the Paul McCartney-penned “Let It Be.”
1972, Roberta Flack started a six week run at No.1 on the singles chart with the Ewan MacColl song ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’. The song was featured in the Clint Eastwood film ‘Play Misty For Me.’
1973, Topping the singles charts are Tony Orlando & Dawn with the shamelessly sentimental “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.”
1975, Kiss, Rush and the Heavy Metal Kids all appeared at Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd give a gold album for One More for the Road to Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. The band donates another gold record to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, where the double live album was recorded.
Born on April 15: Bessie Smith, US blues singer (1894); Roy Clark, US singer (1932); Dave Edmunds, guitar, vocals, producer (1944); Linda Perry, songwriter, producer, singer (1965); Edward John O’Brien, guitarist, Radiohead (1968);
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1969, Pink Floyd debuted a new performance piece at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank London. The Man/The Journey are two suites of music built around existing songs and new pieces of music the band was working on. Included in the action on stage were sequences during which the band sawed wood and nailed pieces of it to form a table. Another had the members were served tea. There is a well known bootleg tape of the 17 September show in Amsterdam that has the same set list.
1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival made their live UK debut when they played the first of two nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
1971, The Illinois Crime Commission issued a list of ‘drug-oriented records’ including ‘White Rabbit’ by Jefferson Airplane, ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ by Procol Harum and The Beatles ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.’
1973, Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Houses Of The Holy’ The young girl featured on the cover of the album climbing naked up Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland is Samantha Gates who was 6 years old at the time of the photo shoot.
1974, Pete Townshend performs solo for the first time at London’s Roundhouse. He’s backed by tapes he made in his home studio.
1975, After rumors that Jimmy Page, Steve Marriott, Jeff Beck and Chris Spedding would replace Mick Taylor as guitarist in The Rolling Stones, a press release confirmed that Ron Wood would be joining the band for their forthcoming American tour.
1976, Motown Records and Stevie Wonder announced the largest contract renewal to date, worth $13 million.
1978, Joy Division played at the ‘Stiff Test -Chiswick Challenge’, at Raffters in Manchester, England. Future managers Rob Gretton and then journalist Tony Wilson saw the band for the first time.
1979, The Doobie Brothers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘What A Fool Believes’, the group’s second US No.1, it made No.31 in the UK.
1980, Gary Numan released ‘The Touring Principle’, the first long-form rock video to be made commercially available in the UK.
1983, The Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon died from a drug overdose. He was sacked from the group on June 14th 1982, (two days before Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott was found dead of heart failure). Farndon was in the midst of forming a new band with former Clash drummer Topper Headon when he died.
1983, Tears For Fears appeared at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester. Spandau Ballet appeared at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
Born on April 14: Loretta Lynn ((1935); Tony Burrows, Edison Lighthouse (1942); Ritchie Blackmore, Deep Purple (1945); Larry Furgeson, Hot Chocolate (1948); and Win Butler, Arcade Fire (1980)
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I’m Your Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity #582, as we take off with the first part of our Blind Pig Records retrospective where you will hear from folks with names like Magic, Moody, Snookey, And The Hawks, so you can be sure you will hear some high quality stuff!
There’s a baker’s dozen of tunes averaging close to 4 minutes per stretching over nearly a 65 year span all on The Blind Pig Independent Record Label founded in Ann Arbor, MI and now Headquartered in San Francisco. We will take another peek at their offerings next time. If you have a favorite that I haven’t played before, tell me by sending email, or with a message on our Facebook page which has links to the files of all the earlier chapters and the airedorable artwork in the photo section. Daytona says tell all discerning music listeners to look for us on Denver’s MileHiRadio , Theacidflashback , TuneIn and InternetFM dot com, because the best FM radio is now on the Internet.
1966, During a four month world tour, Bob Dylan appeared at Sydney Stadium in Sydney Australia, the first of seven shows in Australia.
1967, Nancy and Frank Sinatra were at number one on the singles chart with “Somethin’ Stupid,” making them the only father and daughter to have a chart topping single as a team.
1967, Pink Floyd appeared at the Tilbury Railway Club in Tilbury, England.
1968, Bobby Goldsboro started a five week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Honey.
1970, Genesis appeared at Friars, Aylesbury, England. Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and band received £10 for the gig.
1971, The Rolling Stones released ‘Brown Sugar’ the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records, which introduces the infamous licking- tongue and lips logo.
1973, Roger Daltrey releases his first solo album, “Daltrey.”
1974, Elton John went to number one on the singles chart with “Bennie And The Jets,” his second chart topper.
1974, Paul McCartney’s Band On The Run went to number one on the album charts. McCartney’s third number one, which went on to sell over 6 million copies world-wide.
1978, The Supremes played the first of three nights at the Palladium in London, England.
1979, Dave Lee Roth collapses from exhaustion onstage in Spokane, Washington during a Van Halen concert.
Born on April 13: Brian Pendelton, The Pretty Things, and Jack Casady, Jefferson Airplane (1944); Lowell George (1945); Al Green (1946): Max Weinberg, E Street Band (1951); Butch Taylor, Dave Matthews Band (1961) and Marc Ford, The Black Crows